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Man City keeper Ederson: I used to play in midfield for Benfica youth

Ederson is proud of his first season with Manchester City.

Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson moved to City last summer for £35m from Benfica to boost Pep Guardiola's faltering final line of defence.

The 24-year-old has been an ever-present in City's Premier League line-up - having played all 24 of their league games this season alongside all six Champions League group games.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has previously suggested the shot stopper would be suited to moving significantly higher up the pitch and Ederson concurs.

"I agree with him," said Ederson in an interview with FourFourTwo magazine.

"Actually, when I played for Benfica youth teams, they would always call me to play in midfield if someone was missing and I didn't ever embarrass myself.

"So, if necessary I'm definitely up to the task.

"It wouldn't be easy, especially in the Premier League, but I think I could manage the challenge."

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