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Who would be the one player that Manchester City could not afford to lose? At the moment it might be their goalkeeper: Ederson.
Not because he plays a key part in their attacks (see his assist against Huddersfield at the weekend), but because City do not currently have a senior back-up.
Having already seen Kevin De Bruyne ruled out for three months with a knee injury, City suffered another blow this week as goalkeeper Claudio Bravo ruptured his Achilles tendon in training. The injury is likely to keep Bravo out for several months.
he setback means City’s No 2 goalkeeper is 20-year-old Daniel Grimshaw, who has come up through the youth ranks but has never featured in a first-team game.
Grimshaw signed a new three-year deal in the summer, after which City director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “He is a goalkeeper of great potential and has impressed Pep Guardiola and his coaching staff over the past two seasons with his hard work and progress.
“As a result of this, Daniel will be increasingly involved in the first team set-up next season.”
After Grimshaw, City’s next choice would probably be 17-year-old Curtis Anderson, another academy product who won the Under-17s World Cup with England last year.
These are seemingly City’s best options as they have sold Angus Gunn and Joe Hart this summer and allowed Arijanet Muric to join NAC Breda on a season-long loan.