Man United among sides interested in signing Atalanta’s Ederson

Man United are among a whole host of Premier League sides who are interested in signing Atalanta midfielder, Ederson.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS officially purchased a 27.7% stake in Manchester United Football Club yesterday evening. The English businessman now has control of football operations, ahead of what is a huge summer transfer window.

Erik ten Hag needs backing in the market, though money may be tight due to FFP and other constraints. The correct players have to be targeted and signed, while others will have to leave by way of balancing the books.

The latest player linked with a potential Old Trafford switch is Ederson. No, not the Manchester City goalkeeper. Rather, a Brazilian midfielder who plies his trade for Serie A side, Atalanta.

It’s Gazzetta dello Sport (In Italian) with the claim. They state that United are among the sides credited with an interest in signing the 24-year-old defensive midfielder. Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle and Spurs are also said to be keen.

The heavy competition in Ederson is already there, while that alone should tell you about his natural talent and ability. This young man can play at a high level.

In terms of fit, United could well be on the hunt for a new defensive-midfielder this summer. Let’s be honest, Casemiro looks half the player he was last season, while outside of the Brazilian, United aren’t particularly well-stocked in that position.

Ederson would also allow United to get younger in midfield. Christian Eriksen’s legs are also starting to give way, while who knows what’s happening with Mason Mount? He continues to suffer from injury issues.

United and Atalanta will likely have a decent relationship following their communications in regard to Rasmus Hojlund last summer, which could make things easier. No doubt they’re hoping to see a bidding war unfold for their latest prized asset.

Do you think a Man United move to sign Ederson would make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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