In a recent report, Tuttomercatoweb stated that Newcastle United are keen on landing Atalanta midfielder Ederson next year. It has been claimed that the Magpies are showing serious interest in recruiting the Brazilian talent this January.
Ederson’s Decent Numbers In Italian Football This Season
The 24-year-old is enjoying a fine campaign at the Italian club after he produced a series of productive displays at the centre of their midfield. Ederson has scored five goals and grabbed one assist in 16 matches for Atalanta this season across all competitions.
The Brazilian sensation has been a valuable presence in the middle of the park as he is averaging 2.7 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, 0.8 clearances, 1.3 shots, 0.6 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Serie A. He has even been tidy when interchanging possession with his teammates from midfield based on his pass success rate of 84.7% in the Italian top tier (stats via whoscored).
Ederson is under contract at the Italian club until the summer of 2026 which could make it difficult for the Magpies to sign him this winter.
What Will Ederson Add To Newcastle United Boss Eddie Howe’s Team?
Ederson is a good tackler of the ball and can make a few crucial interceptions for his team at the centre of the park. He doesn’t hesitate to clear the danger when at risk of being caught out inside his half and is an accurate passer of the ball.
The Brazilian talent can shoot the ball with venom from long range and is proficient at making a few energetic runs with the ball from midfield. He mainly functions as a box-to-box midfielder but can also fill in as a holding midfielder or play in the number ten position if needed.
At 24, the best is yet to come from Ederson, so the Magpies should focus on trying everything they can to recruit him in the winter transfer period. However, only time will tell whether he can cope with the physical side and high intensity of Premier League football.