Brazilian talents have a long and special connection with FC Barcelona. The Catalan giants have previously been called home by several of the country’s brightest stars. From Neymar Jr to Ronaldinho, Brazil and Barcelona go a long way back.
Even today, the Barcelona scouts and technical experts continue to keep an eye out on the region. Moreover, players hailing from Brazil are also some of the brightest to keep tabs on. Most recently, one of the nation’s best-performing stars in the Serie A has made heads turn.
As highlighted by Mundo Deportivo, Brazilian midfielder Ederson dos Santos is creating waves over in Italy. Signed to Serie A side Atalanta, he has had a great start to the season for his side. With 5 goals to his name already this campaign, he seems to be reaching for the stars.
In terms of his style of play, Ederson could not be further away from a Barcelona pivot. Unlike the stationary yet positionally integral likes of Sergio Busquets, Ederson likes to roam a lot. More of a box-to-box midfielder rather than a pivot, his movement allows his team to pose much more danger up ahead.
Still just 24 years old, Ederson has already begun to catch the eyes of several European giants, including FC Barcelona. He also possesses a great dribbling ability that he can utilise to overcome any defenders in his way.
As Barcelona continue to look for more midfielders that can play a deeper role, Ederson will surely be added to the list. Moreover, Deco seems to have a personal intrigue towards Brazilian talents and may decide to look further into this particular case.
Regardless of interest, however, Barcelona will also remain wary of the cost involved. Ederson is contracted to Atalanta until 2026 and is currently valued at €20 million. However, as MD highlights, this value is likely to only go up as his performances continue.