Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Man City keeper Ederson: Pep Guardiola said to forget price tag

Man City keeper Ederson: Pep Guardiola said to forget price tag

A player with an exquisite first touch and eye for a pass, many feel he is tailor-made to excel under Guardiola's guidance, and City's open, attacking brand of football was a major reason he decided to make the move to the Etihad.

Many pundits have made City their preseason favourites but, ahead of their Premier League opener at Brighton on Saturday, Guardiola does not feel under any more strain to deliver silverware.

Leroy Sane believes his career progression is like something out of a movie, having thrived in his first Premier League campaign with Manchester City last season. Manchester is a bit different from the city I used to live in - it's colder!

"We did it earlier and we are lucky because it would be more expensive now", said the Catalan.

"They are all great people and good friends". But then there was in 2008 when we were a League One side, City were newly-crowned the "world´s richest club" already with many star players - and we beat them in the League Cup at our humble Withdean Stadium home.

Manchester City look really strong and they are my tip for the title. "So, I didn't think twice when I got the proposal from City".

He added: "We played four games, one with four at the back and the last three with three at the back".

"It´s important, but it´s not absolutely essential to get the season off to a winning start".

With Man City spending around £202m on first team players and an astonishing £159m spent exclusively on defenders and goalkeepers, it would appear that Pep Guardiola finally has the right back line and goalie at City.

The 20-year-old's instant impression left Aguero - largely unchallenged as the club's premier forward since signing from Atletico Madrid in 2011 - on the bench, although Jesus suffering a broken metatarsal against Bournemouth in February earned him a reprieve.

"The group of players this season are going to stay here for a long time".

"It is not just us. The market is what it is but sooner or later it is going to finish".

"I heard yesterday or today, Choupo-Moting also came to England".

"We are going to play both systems". When I am not playing or training, I watch football all the time. He became more expansive in Brighton's promotion last season and it will be interesting to see if he has learned from his previous spell at this level.

The duo were paired together in attack during the closing weeks of last term and started City's final pre-season friendly in tandem, each striker finding the net in a 3-0 win over West Ham in Helsinki.

Everybody knows that Guardiola's game big time depends on full backs so it's no wonder that City spent nearly £150m on Kyle Walker, Benjamind Mendy and Danilo, while other two signings are potent midfielder Bernardo Silva and Primeira Liga's best goalkeeper Ederson.

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