Benfica goalkeeper Ederson has encouraged speculation after saying he prefers Manchester City over Bayern Munich. The player has been linked to Pep Guardiola's new side by the Portuguese press recently.
Ederson took part a live Q&A session on a tattoo studio page on Facebook (as one does). The goalkeeper was probably too bored whilst getting another tattoo and had a chat with fans whilst doing it.
One of the fans asked “City or Munich”, and the Brazilian replied: “Two great squads. Two teams that will fight for the Champions League next season. But I prefer England. And England is City."
Ederson’s links to Manchester City started being published after the goalkeeper impressed Pep Guardiola with his performance at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League last season. He then automatically became a Guardiola target.
There were no other updates about contacts and approaches, but that game was enough for pages and pages about the manager’s alleged interest on the keeper. And after Ederson revealed his preference, this rumour will certainly continue throughout the summer.