Who could replace Ederson at City this summer as his potential exit from the club looms large

One of the biggest stories to watch for this summer is the future of Ederson. City’s number-one keeper is one of Pep Guardiola’s side’s most important players. At the end of last season, the Brazilian international was linked with a potential move to the Saudi Pro League. A new report indicates that Ederson has agreed personal terms with Al Nassr. It sets the scene for Ederson’s possible departure from the world champions this summer. Who are the champions looking to replace their number one could potentially become a story going forward.

Journalist Gianluigi Longari has reported via his official X account that Ederson has agreed personal terms with Al Nassr. Furthermore, Longari reports that the Saudi Pro League club is set to begin negotiations with Manchester City to find an agreement over a transfer for City’s number-one keeper.

Who could Manchester City bring in to replace Ederson?

Replacing Ederson will be no easy task for the world champions. The Brazilian international is almost the perfect keeper for how Pep Guardiola’s side plays. If he does depart it will be a sizable task for Manchester City to replace their number-one keeper.

There is the potential that Stefan Ortega will become City’s new number-one keeper. He has shown during his time at the club that he is more than capable of stepping into Ederson’s shoes. Ortega signed a contract extension with Manchester City earlier this summer. With his proven pedigree and the trust he has from his teammates, the scene may be set for Ortega to step up. However, the world champions may also look to bring in a quality shot-stopper if Ederson does depart.

TuttoMercatoWeb reports that Portuguese keeper Diogo Costa has caught Pep Guardiola’s eye during the European Championships. Furthermore, TuttoMercatoWeb reports that Costa’s performance in Portugal’s penalty shootout win over Slovenia has convinced Guardiola that Costa may be City’s eventual replacement for Ederson.

There is no doubt that Diogo Costa is a quality keeper. He has shown that during his time with FC Porto. His performances for Portugal this summer have further enhanced his reputation. If Ederson does depart Manchester City this summer he could be the ideal candidate to become City’s number one keeper. But the entire situation does depend on what Ederson decides to do.

But the possibility of Ederson calling time on his Manchester City career now appears real. With City’s number-one keeper having reportedly agreed terms with Al Nassr what happens next will be a story to watch for in the coming weeks. If he does depart how City replace him will be pivotal given just how important he is and has been to the world champions.

Tags Al Nassr Diogo Costa Ederson Manchester City Pep Guardiola Saudi Pro League Stefan Ortega