Man City surprise: Ederson’s shock contract offer

Man City & Ederson

According to the Sun on Tuesday morning, Manchester City are gearing up to lock Ederson down to a new contract.

That’s something of a surprise as the Brazilian number two only joined Man City seven months ago from Benfica.

Many questioned whether Man City’s £34 million investment in Ederson was smart business. But nowadays it’s easy to argue that Pep Guardiola picked up a bargain when the South American signed.

Only Man United (19) have conceded less than Man City (20) this season.

Ederson has kept 12 clean sheets in his first season in the Premier League. While he’s challenged the stereotype of what a goalie does in a game with his fabulous array of passes.

Ederson’s shock City contract offer

The Sun are sketchy on all the details of a possible new deal for Ederson.

The tabloid have no idea when the deal is coming, how long it will survive for, or any of the financials associated with the agreement. Instead readers are told:

Etihad chiefs want to reward him with fresh terms, upping his lowly £70,000-a-week wages.

He is contracted until 2022, but Guardiola believes he can be City’s number one for nearly the next decade.

Loooocoo… What was the sun doing at the end of the game mendy?😂😂😂

A post shared by Ederson Moraes (@ederson93) on Feb 10, 2018 at 12:27pm PST

Basel vs Manchester City

How many people will be tuning into this match on Tuesday night?

While the lion’s share of the attention in the Champions League tonight will be on the Juventus vs Tottenham game, Pep Guardiola will be hoping to avoid any slip up in Switzerland.

Basel are arguably the weakest team left in the UCL, and Man City should have no problems reaching the quarterfinals.

In a welcome shock for the Sky Blues, it’s believed Leroy Sane may be in the starting XI in his standard left-wing role.

Also see: Basel vs Manchester City predictions: Champions League preview, line-ups & football betting tips.

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