TRANSFERS Senior Manchester City figures hold Ederson transfer belief – Stand-off between first-team stars

The next twist in the astounding rumors of Ederson’s likely departure from Manchester City this summer has revealed the perspective of’senior figures’.

The Brazilian goalkeeper will miss Manchester City’s final two games of the season after suffering a horrific injury in the club’s 0-2 victory against Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month.

The 30-year-old received a punch to the head from Spurs defender Cristian Romero’s knee while pushing for the ball, resulting in a shattered eye socket for Manchester City’s number one.

As a result, Stefan Ortega has taken over as the club’s goalkeeper, shining in his second-half performance against Spurs and remaining mostly faultless on the last day of the Premier League season on Sunday. The final encounter of the season takes place at Wembley Stadium, where Manchester City will face rivals United in the FA Cup final, before Ortega and Ederson may seek clarification on their individual roles in Pep Guardiola’s squad and the club as a whole.

A number of sources have speculated on both men’s futures, with inquiries about potential Manchester City exits expected from a number of potential suitors during the upcoming summer transfer window.

According to The Mirror’s David McDonnell, Ederson might be one of the most high-profile players to depart Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City club in the forthcoming summer transfer window.

According to reports,’senior figures’ believe the Brazilian international goalkeeper is set to leave the Etihad Stadium after seven years, with the Saudi Pro League being his ‘likeliest’ destination. While Manchester City have confirmed that they do not intend to sell Ederson, if a ‘big offer much beyond his market worth’ comes in this summer, the club will ‘examine it’ and make a decision accordingly.

But how does Ederson’s future relate to a similar uncertain position involving backup option Stefan Ortega? According to David McDonnell, while Manchester City have offered Ortega a new contract, the 31-year-old ‘wants assurances regarding better playing time’ before committing his career to the Etihad Stadium beyond 2025.

It is thought that Ortega’s choice will be ‘likely’ determined by what happens to Ederson. If City offers Ederson a new contract this summer rather than cashing in, the former Arminia Bielefeld player is ‘certain to go’.

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