After his move to the Etihad last summer, Claudio Bravo has struggled to keep the ball out of his net. He arrived primarily because of his ability to pass the ball and create play from the back, however his signing has proven to be a mistake at this point of the season.
Pep Guardiola will be in the market for a younger and more reliable goalkeeper soon enough and one name that refuses to stay away from links to Manchester City is that of Ederson Moraes. The Brazilian goalkeeper is currently stopping shots for Benfica in Portugal, but could soon be swayed to the blue side of Manchester by Guardiola.
But with wonderful talent comes a lot of interest from clubs worldwide. City will certainly face competition from European giants, and Barcelona and Arsenal have already been linked with a move for Ederson.
Scouts from all three clubs have been impressed with Ederson's ability to use his feet and pass the ball with long range. Unlike Bravo, though, he is also incredible when it comes to keeping the ball from hitting the net.
The Brazilian has a £39.5 million release clause, which will seemingly be worth every penny as City are in desperate need of a talented player between the sticks.
Barcelona already have two talented goalkeepers in Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Jasper Cillessen, and Arsenal continue to put their faith in the legendary Petr Cech, so hopefully Manchester City will be the Brazilian’s preferred option.
Bravo is not.