Newcastle transfer news: Newcastle wants to sign Ederson valued at £42m

Newcastle transfer news - Newcastle wants to sign Ederson from Atalanta for £42m. Ederson is a Europa League winner with Atalanta who Eddie Howe rates highly.
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Newcastle United are looking to bolster their squad for the upcoming season, and one key target is Atalanta midfielder Ederson. Manager Eddie Howe is determined to add depth to the team, especially after the 2023-24 season was marred by injuries. That is why the addition of Ederson is an important thing that would take Newcastle to the next level. So, the latest Newcastle transfer news is Newcastle wants to sign Ederson.

Newcastle transfer news: Newcastle wants to sign Ederson

Ederson has been consistently linked with a move to St. James' Park. In January, the Newcastle transfer news was Newcastle made a €40 million offer for the Brazilian midfielder, which Atalanta rejected. However, Newcastle’s interest has not waned. According to the latest report from Calciomercato, adding €10 million to their initial bid might be enough to secure Ederson's transfer, bringing the potential offer to €50 million.

The 24-year-old midfielder has had an impressive season, making 52 appearances across all competitions and playing a pivotal role in Atalanta's Europa League victory. Known for his strength and technical skills, Ederson primarily operates in a defensive midfield role. His ability to recover the ball and disrupt the opposition's play has earned him high praise.

Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini lauded Ederson’s defensive prowess, as reported by Gazzetta dello Sport via Sport Witness;

"I thought he was an attacking midfielder and in fact he started last season in that role, like at Salernitana. Then I realised his monstrous effectiveness in recoveries: he’s a doberman. If you run away, he’ll come and get you."

Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta manager

While Newcastle remains keen on Ederson, securing his transfer will not be easy. Ederson is highly valued by Atalanta, especially after their recent success in the Europa League. Moreover, his contract with Atalanta runs until the summer of 2027, which complicates the negotiation process.

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