"I feel that the fans love me" – Ederson extends Manchester City contract until 2026
This afternoon, Manchester City announced the signing of Ederson to a new contract that will run until 2026, taking his time at the club to nine years after arriving in 2017 for £35million.
The 28-year-old has won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup, four Carabao Cups, and two Community Shields in his time in Manchester so far, along with the Premier League Golden Glove twice as well as two selections in The Professional Footballers Association Team of the Year.
Here's all the reaction, with the Brazil international speaking to the club's website along with Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain.
"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.
"It means a lot, I’m very happy at the club, in this city and my family has settled in very well. I feel that the fans love me, my kids are in school, my wife likes to be here, so it’s all very positive and it means that my work is being recognised. I hope to continue with the hard work, dedication, in order to help the team, the club to win trophies and titles. In the last four years we’ve been winning trophies and we can continue that way. I’ll keep working hard for that to happen."
Ederson on achievements and family:
"You can see how things have happened so quickly, in the last four years of my life so many good things happened both in my personal and professional life – I thank God for all the blessings, especially my family, my kids, and my wife. They are 90% of all of it, they are my strength. Whenever I get home a bit sad, my kids are always waiting for me, so they have a huge part in this success."
Ederson on whether he is at his peak:
"I try not to count too much on the future. I try to make the most of the moment I'm in. So, right now I always try to give my all in that moment and work as hard as I can so that I'm always at my best because I know hard it is to be a football player and getting there is difficult, but the hardest part is to maintain it. So I work hard and I dedicate myself to trying to keep on top because I know it's hard for you to keep a consistent performance and there will always be some ups and downs. But life as an athlete is like this, we have to be prepared for all circumstances so I think this is my best moment. I will work to be better tomorrow than today and continue to do that into the future."
Ederson on what he aims to achieve:
"My main focus is to be able to reach the final of the Champions League again [and] to be champion this time. We had the pleasure of playing a Champions League final for the first time and unfortunately, we ended up losing. It was a very hard blow for everyone, but I also think it was a great experience for many players. I think it also served as an experience to become a more mature team. We learned more about playing in the Champions League knockout stages. We played very well and in the final, we didn't manage to be so well, but we created some chances and that was a lesson for us because it was a very hard blow. So, I hope to get back to the Champions League final again."
"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."
City have announced their Carabao Cup third-round tie against Wycombe Wanderers will be played on Tuesday 21 September at 19:45 (BST) and will not be televised in the UK.
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