Goalkeeper Ederson set to extend contract at Man City

Date published: Wednesday 28th July 2021 9:18 - Jason Soutar


Manchester City are set to offer Ederson a new contract despite his current deal running until 2025, according to a report.

The Brazilian joined City from Benfica in 2017 for £35million and has been a mainstay in their backline since day one.

The 27-year-old has displayed a great combination of shot-stopping and technical ability with the ball at his feet during his time in England, often proving his worth to the team.

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According to The Athletic correspondent Sam Lee, Ederson is in line for a three-year extension, keeping him at the Etihad until 2028.

The report also states that the Citizens are set to offer a number of first-team players new contracts this summer.

Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Phil Foden are the names in question, which could rule Mahrez and Sterling out of a potential swap deal involving Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

Elsewhere, City are confident of completing a deal for Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.

The England international was in brilliant form last campaign, bagging six goals and ten assists in 26 Premier League appearances to help Villa finish 11th in the top flight.

The Daily Mail reported on Tuesday that the Premier League champions will make an “opening bid” of £75m plus add-ons for the 25-year-old.

They claim that Aston Villa have “no desire” to sell Grealish for this figure. Dean Smith’s side are holding out for a British record fee of £100m for their prized asset.

Northern football reporter for the Daily Mail, Jack Gaughan, claims City are ‘negotiating down’ from Villa’s desired £100m.

Gaughan wrote on Twitter: “Confidence around Man City that Jack Grealish will sign in the coming weeks. Remain in talks with Aston Villa, who want £100m. City negotiating down from there. Belief is he wants to make the move.”

Grealish is left in a situation where he has a choice between constant trophies at City, or a great legacy and potential statue with the Villans.

“If he moves to Man City, Grealish will win everything. He will play alongside some of the best players in the world, statistically achieving far more than if he remains at Aston Villa,” says F365’s Alex Keble.

“But he must think deeply about the likelihood of playing in just 70-80% of games and, more importantly, think deeply about how it will really feel to lift the Champions League in a City shirt.”

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