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Why do Benfica only get 50% of Ederson to Man City fee?

The Brazilian will be the second most expensive goalkeeper in history but Benfica will get less than £20million

Ederson will become the second most expensive goalkeeper in footballing history when he moves from Benfica to Man City.

But, despite selling him for more than Bayern Munich bought Manuel Neuer, Benfica will only be getting £20million for the Brazilian.

Two hands up if you can’t wait to play out from the back

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Two hands up if you can’t wait to play out from the back

So how have Benfica ended up so out of pocket?

Of the €40million City will end up paying for Ederson, 50% of the fee will go straight to the selling club.

Rio Ave, the Portuguese side the 23-year-old spent three years at prior to signing for Benfica, will be due 30% of the transfer fee.

Ederson getting friendly with his future team-mates

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Ederson getting friendly with his future team-mates

Gestifute, the sports management company owned by Jorge Mendes, will receive the other 20%, netting Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent a cool €8mil.

Gianluigi Buffon’s €53m transfer from Parma to Juventus is still the highest transfer fee paid out for a goalkeeper.

Neuer’s move from Schalke to Bayern for €30m is the third highest, with Francesco Toldo and David De Gea rounding off the top five.

The millions are worth it for the lid alone

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The millions are worth it for the lid alone

Mendes’ cut is nothing when compared to the fee Mino Raiola received for his part in Paul Pogba’s move to Man United.

Railoa earned £40m from the move, according to Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football, although he’s since disputed that fee.

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