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Al-Nassr eye Manchester City star as priority target

Published: Updated: 06:16, 10 Jun 2024
Al-Nassr is reportedly willing to go all guns blazing for Ederson with lucrative offer in summer

The future of Manchester City goalkeeper, Ederson, hangs in the balance as Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr shows keen interest in acquiring him for the 2024/25 season. This development comes amidst uncertainty over his stay at Man City.

Ederson has emerged as a priority target for Al-Nassr following the expected departure of their current goalkeeper, former Arsenal shot-stopper David Ospina. The exit leaves Al-Nassr without a key player ahead of the new campaign and they are looking towards Ederson to fill this void.

Al-Nassr manager coach Luis Castro is reportedly a big admirer of 30-year-old Ederson and sees him as an ideal fit for their team. Sources have indicated that Al-Nassr is prepared to initiate talks with Manchester City about signing Ederson during the upcoming transfer window. However, all eyes are on Ederson who is contracted at Etihad Stadium until 2026 and yet to make a decision regarding his career path.

Guardiola reportedly wants Ederson

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has expressed his desire to retain Ederson for next season. As such, if the Brazil international decides he wants out, Premier League champions will not let him go easily or cheaply - they're demanding nothing less than €40m.

In case their bid for Edison fails, Al-Nassr does have a backup plan - turning their attention towards Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez.

Big decision looming over Manchester City

Since moving from Benfica back in 2017, Edison has been instrumental under Pep Guardiola's management style at Man City. His skills with ball handling make him one of the world's best goalkeepers and replacing him would be no easy task for Manchester city.

Despite this, the Premier League club has a history of allowing players to leave if they wish. If Ederson desires a change of scenery for the new season, Man City will have to ensure they secure the best deal possible.

The proposed €40m seems like a fair price for Ederson and it's likely that this sum would be reinvested in finding his replacement. As Al-Nassr gears up to negotiate with Man City over their priority target, sports fans and betting enthusiasts alike will be keenly watching how this potential transfer saga unfolds.

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