Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson signs contract extension through to 2026

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has signed a contract extension that will see him remain at the Etihad Stadium through to 2026.

Ederson initially joined City from Benfica in the summer of 2017, and quickly nailed down the number one spot in Pep Guardiola's starting XI while establishing himself as one of the most consistent keepers in the Premier League.

The Brazilian has played a key role in the most successful period in the club's history, and has now been rewarded for his contribution with a new long-term deal.

What's been said?

Ederson expressed his delight after the announcement on Wednesday, telling City's official website: “This was an easy decision for me. There is nowhere else I’d want to be.

“To be part of one of the best squads in world football and to compete for trophies year in year out is what every footballer wants, and that is the opportunity you’re given at City.

“We have an outstanding manager. Working with him has been one of the great experiences of my career and I am a better player for it.

“We have achieved so much in the last four years, and I am confident we can continue to bring more success to the club in the coming seasons.”

City director of football Txiki Begiristain added: "Ederson is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He is perfectly suited to our philosophy here at Manchester City and his ability with the ball at his feet makes him fundamental to our style of play.

“Since we signed him, he has added a new dimension to our game and has revolutionised goalkeeping in the Premier League in the process. His performances over the last four years have been nothing short of exceptional and there is no doubt he will continue to be a key player for us.

“We are thrilled he has committed his future to the club.”

Ederson's City record

Ederson has racked up 195 appearances for City to date, recording an impressive 97 clean sheets across all competitions.

The 28-year-old has only conceded 145 goals during his time at the Etihad, and he has helped the club win 10 trophies, including three Premier League titles.

Who else have City tied down?

City have prioritised new contracts for key players throughout the summer, with Ederson following in the footsteps of Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, John Stones and Ruben Dias by committing to fresh terms.

It has been reported that Raheem Sterling could be next in line as Guardiola seeks to keep the core of his squad intact for the final two years of his tenure.

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