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Sport Man City to complete record £64m deal for Benfica defender Ruben Dias

04:40  29 september  2020
04:40  29 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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RUBEN DIAS is expected to complete a £ 64 million move to Manchester City today. Benfica ’s Portuguese international defender , 23, is due to fly to It could open the door for Eric Garcia to move back to Barcelona this summer after turning down a new contract at City . Dias was named skipper by

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Portugal defender Ruben Dias from Benfica for £ 65m. On Sunday night Benfica released a statement confirming the two transfers but said contracts still I don’t think Barcelona would have him back they need a complete rebuild and he is proving he can’t

Pep Guardiola, Nicolas Otamendi looking at each other: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Manchester City will complete a club record £64million deal for Ruben Dias, ending a two-year pursuit of the Benfica centre back.

Dias will become the most expensive player in City's history - eclipsing the £62.8m paid to Atletico Madrid for Rodri a year ago - with Nicolas Otamendi joining Benfica for £13.7m as part of the deal.

The 23-year-old Portugal international has passed a medical but the transfer will only go through once Otamendi has been given the all-clear by his new club.

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Legit.ng News ★ Ruben Dias is now expected to make a move to Premier League side Man City . Manchester City who are Premier League giants are reportedly ready set to complete the signing of Portuguese defender Ruben Dias from Benfica in a deal expected to be £ 64 million.

Portuguese club Benfica said on its website that a €68 million (.2 million) fee had been agreed with City for the transfer of central defender Ruben Dias City 's defensive frailties since failing to replace talismanic center back and captain Vincent Kompany saw the club fall well behind rival Liverpool

Benfica captain Ruben DIas is on the verge of signing for Manchester City for £64million © Provided by Daily Mail Benfica captain Ruben DIas is on the verge of signing for Manchester City for £64million Pep Guardiola, Nicolas Otamendi are posing for a picture: City boss Pep Guardiola has decided to let Nicolas Otamendi move in the opposite direction © Provided by Daily Mail City boss Pep Guardiola has decided to let Nicolas Otamendi move in the opposite direction

City's 5-2 capitulation at home to Leicester on Sunday underlined the need to strengthen at the back despite spending £40m on Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.

Dias was one of four options considered by the club which included Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, Sevilla's Jules Kounde and Jose Gimenez at Atletico.

But City believe they have gone for the right man having tracked Dias in previous transfer windows, and got a good deal considering the £80m release clause in his contract.

The Benfica skipper, who has previously attracted interest from Manchester United, Arsenal and Juventus, is understood to fit the bill for Pep Guardiola in terms of age, profile and the quality of defender he wanted.

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Manchester City have reached an agreement to sign defender Ruben Dias from Benfica for 68 million euros (.13 million) plus add-ons, the Portuguese club His arrival will help shore up a leaky City defence , which shipped five goals to Leicester City on Sunday. Dias will be City 's fifth signing of the

Rúben Dias is set to join Manchester City this week after a fee was agreed with Benfica . Photograph: Armando Franca/AP. Benfica have announced that they have agreed a deal to sell the centre-back Rúben Dias to Manchester City for €68m ( £ 62m) plus a potential €3.6m in add-ons.

a man with a football ball on a field: The 23-year-old has attracted interest from Manchester United, Arsenal and Juventus before © Provided by Daily Mail The 23-year-old has attracted interest from Manchester United, Arsenal and Juventus before

City were put off by the price on both Koulibaly and Gimenez, although no formal bid was made for either player according to sources who say the process has underlined the club's willingness to walk away from a transfer if the terms are not right.

There were also issues with Sevilla over Kounde's valuation and it's believed that City were concerned that the 21-year-old Frenchman was too much of an unknown quantity to bring to the Premier League at this stage of his career.

The opportunity to trade Otamendi to Benfica in exchange for Dias was a bonus with City recouping almost half of the £32m paid to Valencia for the Argentine defender five years ago.

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 clubs agree: Rúben Dias for 68 million from Benfica to City © Jan Woitas / dpa The Portuguese international Rúben Dias (r) is to move from Benfica Lisbon to City for at least 68 million euros. After the crushing defeat against Leicester City (2: 5), Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola will get reinforcements in the central defense. The Portuguese international Rúben Dias is expected to move from Benfica Lisbon to City for at least 68 million euros. The Portuguese champions announced that the clubs had agreed on the change.

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Benfica have agreed a deal to sell defender Ruben Dias to Manchester City for 68 million euros (.2m) with Nicolas Otamendi moving in the opposite direction in a separate deal for 15 million euros City boss Pep Guardiola will see him as the missing piece in his defensive jigsaw, with the

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