Pep Guardiola is prepared to spend big to sign Benfica goalkeeper in January

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Pep Guardiola is ready to nip his goalkeeping problem in the bud in January with a big money bid for Benfica stopper Ederson. The 23-year-old Brazilian has been scouted by Manchester City in recent weeks with some of the club’s scouts in attendance for their recent defeat to Napoli in the Champions League.

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The transfer pursuit comes as a result of the poor form of Claudio Bravo. The Chilean goalie has failed to settle in England after moving from Barcelona in the summer. He’s looked a little unsure in the physical battlefield that the Premier League is at times. He’s not helped by terrible defending but Guardiola has other defensive targets.
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A Bola reported that City are ready to splash up to £30 million out on Ederson, who’s contract expires in 2020. He’s rated as one of the best up-and-coming goalkeepers in the world and impressed in the Lisbon derby at the weekend, making a number of key saves as Benfica won 2-1 against City rivals Sporting Club.
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