Manchester City could see their first-choice goalkeeping superstar Ederson transition into an outfield position, such are his qualities, according to an Etihad teammate.
The 30-year-old has arguably revolutionised the way goalkeeping his been viewed in England, having made the switch from Benfica in the summer of 2017 and immediately taking on the instructions of his coach.
Ederson is often known to prioritise his ability to join in on the possessional side of Manchester City’s defensive gain, stringing passes together between himself and the rearguard as well as the holding midfielders.
The Brazil international has showcased an exceptionally high standard of on-the-ball skills that some of his Manchester City teammates believe he could perform for the club in an outfield position, should he be required, as detailed by Matheus Nunes.
Speaking during an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News this week, Nunes opened up on his first experiences of playing and training with Manchester City, most notably the exceptional quality within Pep Guardiola’s squad.
“If I thought this squad was good from the outside, they are even better seeing them every day,” Nunes revealed. “You can see why they won the treble. Everyone is so talented – even Ederson could play as a midfielder.
“Not that the players I played with before were not world class, but the levels here are different to anything I have seen before.”
However, while Nunes is delighted to have integrated himself into Europe’s finest playing squad following his move from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer, one key component is missing to complete his experience in the opening months.
“I really want to learn from Kevin De Bruyne,” the Portugal international told Sky Sports News. “But I still haven’t had a chance to watch him play yet!”
The introduction of Stefan Ortega Moreno from Arminia Bielefeld is also understood to have significantly improved Ederson’s shot-stopping abilities, with the German goalkeeper having applied intense pressure onto the number one slot with his performances in cup competition.
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