In a recent interview with ESPN Brasil (transcripted and translated by Sport Witness), Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson provided a positive update on his future when he stated that he wanted to stay at the Etihad Stadium for the long-run. When asked about his plans for the future, the Brazilian said (via ESPN Brasil),
“I intend to, because it’s a league that I am passionate about, it is a league with many emotions. For those who follow from outside it’s already an incredible thing, for me who used to follow and now I live it… It’s surreal for me.
“I have a five-year contract. I hope to fulfil the contract and if possible stay for longer.”
Ederson’s Decent Form In The English Top-Flight This Season
With the Citizens facing a potential two-year ban from all UEFA competitions, Ederson’s latest update will be a welcome bit of news for anyone associated with the Mancunian club. The Brazilian international has enjoyed another solid season in England after putting in several promising displays in between the sticks for Pep Guardiola’s side. He has kept 14 clean sheets and has conceded 27 goals in 32 appearances for Man City this term across all fronts which highlight his dominance on the defensive end of the field.
The 26-year-old has averaged 0.6 clearances and 4.3 long balls per game in the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League this season. He has also completed 86.7% of his attempted passes in league football so far (stats via whoscored).
Ederson has secured seven senior caps for the Brazilian national team, shipping in six goals while earning four clean sheets in the process. However, he is currently behind Liverpool’s Alisson Becker in Brazil boss Tite’s pecking order, so it would be difficult for him to get more first-team starts for his nation in the years to come.
What Are The Brazilian Goalie’s Best Attributes?
Ederson possesses excellent reflexes that allow him to pull off some amazing stops at the back. He is often quick to read the danger and is not afraid to come out of his penalty box to make a few last-gasp clearances if his teammates need assistance when left exposed on the counter. The Brazilian sensation can also handle the ball well and has already proven his worth as an accurate passer in recent seasons.
Ederson Ready To Stay With Man City For The Long-Run: Huge Boost For Guardiola?
Ederson’s recent comments will be a massive boost for Guardiola and his long-term ambitions at the Etihad Stadium. The fact that he is so committed to Man City’s cause will be quite encouraging ahead of what could be a difficult period for the Citizens without European football.
Ederson has what it takes to be Guardiola’s number one keeper for a long time, so we can expect him to help the Mancunian giants win even more silverware in the coming seasons. At 26, he still has plenty of years left in his locker, which Man City will look to benefit from in the future.