Ederson has agreed to sign for Lazio, says his agent, with only a few minor issues to iron out and a passport application standing in the way.
The Brazilian midfielder left Lyon at the end of 2011-12 after running down his contract and refusing to sign a renewal. In talks with the Aquile for a reported number of months, the 26-year-old has been expected for a while now to complete a deal to join the Italian capital outfit.
Whilst he is still on holiday in his homeland, Ederson is now reportedly on the verge of completing the deal, as his agent has confirmed.
“[President Claudio] Lotito has for five years followed the player, who in turn has expressed a desire to play in Italy,” reminded Antonio Caliendo to Radio Mana Mana Sport’s listeners.
“His future will be at Lazio, even though he received other important offers from Brazil and Portugal, whilst Milan did not pursue the discussions they had started with the player.
“I have spoken with Lotito and [sporting director Igli] Tare and the only details missing are secondary. What matters is the will of both parties to complete the deal. Soon I shall return to Lazio and I hope that the signing of the contract will happen soon.
“Within a week, Ederson will return from Brazil and will return to the Consulate of Lyon to withdraw an Italian passport. At that point we will be ready to sign the agreement that has already been reached with Lazio.”