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Man Utd can now sign Ederson for £42m, could replace Casemiro

Manchester United need to pay £42 million to sign Atalanta midfielder Ederson during this summer’s transfer window, according to TuttoJuve.

The Red Devils are preparing for a busy summer transfer window, and manager Erik ten Hag could prioritise a new midfielder.

Sofyan Amrabat looks likely to return to Fiorentina after his loan spell while Christian Eriksen could be sold after seeing limited playing time last term.

There are also doubts over Casemiro’s future, who struggled with form and injury concerns during the course of the 2023/24 campaign.

The Red Devils are one of Ederson’s admirers, who could be prised away from Atalanta for around £42m this summer.

Several other Premier League clubs are also interested in the Brazilian, but Juventus are unlikely to enter the race as they cannot afford the price tag.

United could have an advantage in Ederson pursuit

The Brazilian generally operates from the defensive midfield position for Atalanta. His positioning is his main strength.

Casemiro was often caught out of position with his urge to press forward. This opened up United’s defence, allowing the opposition to make goalscoring attempts.

Ederson could be an ideal replacement for Casemiro in the starting XI. Just like his compatriot, the 24-year-old is strong when it comes to winning tackles and duels.

He is brilliant in making ball recoveries and was described as ‘monstrous‘ by manager Gian Piero Gasperini last month.

Ederson is also a better ball distributor and loses possession less often than Casemiro. He is just in the prime of his career and United should look to sign him at the reported price.

They could have an advantage over their rivals due to their good working relationship with Atalanta. They have already signed Rasmus Hojlund and Amad Diallo from the Bergamo outfit.

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