Barcelona learn asking price for Atalanta midfielder Ederson

Atalanta will demand around €45-50 million to part ways with 24-year-old Brazilian midfield powerhouse Ederson, a target for Barcelona.

According to a report by Italian outlet Calciomercato, Ederson is the subject of interest from Barcelona. The Catalan giants are keen on signing a holding midfielder in the summer transfer window. Meanwhile, Atalanta will demand around €45-50 million to part ways with the Brazilian midfield powerhouse.

Ederson and his Atalanta journey

Ederson has gone from strength to strength since joining Atalanta from Salernitana in July 2022. The 24-year-old has found a home in Italy, establishing himself as one of the best holding midfielders in Serie A in the last two years. Meanwhile, he has earned a call-up to his national side for the 2024 Copa America.

The Brazilian midfield powerhouse has turned out 89 times thus far for Atalanta, chipping in with eight goals and two assists. Meanwhile, Ederson’s progress at the Serie A club has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several high-profile clubs across Europe.

Widespread reports have linked the Atalanta midfielder with many Premier League bigwigs. In addition, he is a target for Juventus, with incoming manager Thiago Motta keen on signing him in the summer transfer window. Meanwhile, Barcelona will also look to secure Ederson’s services in the coming weeks.

Barcelona interested

Barcelona’s interest in Ederson is understandable. The Catalan giants have been yearning for a top-class holding midfielder since the departure of Sergio Busquets last summer, with Oriol Romeu failing to fill his compatriot’s void in the midfield unit. So, several midfielders have emerged on Barcelona’s radar.

Ederson’s name also features on Barcelona’s wishlist heading into the summer transfer window. While the 24-year-old Brazilian midfield powerhouse is primarily a box-to-box midfielder, he is equally adept at playing as a holding midfielder. The Catalan giants now know how much it will take to sign him, with Atalanta demanding around €45-50 million to part ways with him.

Coughing up €45-50 million to secure Ederson’s services in the summer transfer window might be a tall order, considering the club’s never-ending financial issues. So, it will be interesting to see if Barcelona can sign the Brazilian in the coming weeks.

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