Date: 13th December 2016 at 9:58pm
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Manchester City have reportedly joined the race to sign Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes, according to O Jogo.

The Premier League side, who suffered a shocking 4-2 defeat to the hands of defending English top-flight champions Leicester City on Saturday at the King Power Stadium, could battle La Liga giants FC Barcelona in the chase to land the highly-rated Benfica shot stopper during the upcoming January transfer window.

The 23-year-old, who has featured five times for Brazil’s Under-23 side, has impressively kept seven clean sheets in 14 appearances in all competitions for the Liga NOS outfit.

Ederson; who was named in his country’s provisional squad for Copa América back in June, but was dropped for the final cut, is understood to be worth around £20m.

Citizens boss Pep Guardiola was impressed with the Brazilian during the summer, with the ‘keeper’s ball-playing ability particularly catching the Spaniard’s eye, though he is likely to face stiff competition from his former club Barcelona for his signature.

 
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