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Sport Manchester City announce £64m signing of Ruben Dias on six-year deal

00:41  30 september  2020
00:41  30 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Ruben Dias is in line to make his debut over the coming week after undergoing a medical before signing a six - year contract. Ruben Dias promised to bring aggression to Manchester City 's defence after completing a £ 64 .3million move from Benfica.

Ruben Dias is about to join Manchester City in a £ 64 .3m move from Benfica, which will finally bring to an end the search for a central Man City will confirm the signing of Ruben Dias as soon as Nicolas Otamendi's move to Benfica is finalised, with both deals planned to be announced at the same time.

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Ruben Dias promised to bring aggression to Manchester City's defence after completing a £64.3million move from Benfica.

The 23-year-old is in line to make his debut over the coming week after undergoing a medical in Lisbon before signing a six-year contract. Nicolas Otamendi has moved to Benfica for £13.7m as part of the deal.

Dias is a no-nonsense centre half, the sort of which that Pep Guardiola hopes will offer an additional presence to a back four that shipped five goals during Sunday's capitulation against Leicester City.

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Manchester City will complete a club record £ 64 million deal for Ruben Dias , ending a two- year pursuit of Dias will become the most expensive player in City 's history - eclipsing the £ 62.8m paid to Atletico Madrid Benfica captain Ruben DIas is on the verge of signing for Manchester City for £ 64 million.

RUBEN DIAS is expected to complete a £ 64 million move to Manchester City today. Benfica have confirmed the Portuguese international defender, 23, will join the However they have settled on Dias – a player they have monitored for well over a year – and his arrival cannot come soon enough.

'I am a player that loves to win, a player for the team, for the fans, a player that loves this family spirit which I am feeling a lot since I have been here,' Dias said.

'I am an aggressive player and I love what I do. I love the game and without getting into too much detail, because it is something you will see when I start playing, the most important thing to say is I love to win and that is the thing you most need to know about me.

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Ruben Dias has joined Manchester City from Benfica in a deal worth €68 million plus add ons. Otamendi returns to Portugal after spending four years at Benfica's rivals Porto. He made 210 appearances for City , scoring 11 goals and winning two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four

Manchester City believe they have found a replacement for Vincent Kompany in £ 65m new-boy Ruben Dias . As recently as two days ago, Sevilla sources were being quoted saying they expected City to make a concerted effort to sign Jules Kounde, who was an integral part of their Europa

'I am expecting the Premier League to be the reason why I wanted to be a football player. To have that feeling when I am on the field, when my arms get goosebumps.

'That is it, that feeling, you cannot even put it into words. For me, the Premier League means all of that and to be able to play in the Premier League at a top club like City, it doesn't get much bigger than that.'

City failed to replace Vincent Kompany last year and sporting director Txiki Begiristain revealed that the club are expecting Dias to take leadership responsibility.

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Last month, City signed central defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth in a reported million deal . Pep Guardiola will hope Ruben Dias is the answer to his defensive headache. The 32- year -old Otamendi also endured an inconsistent five- year spell at City after signing for a reported

Manchester City have completed the £ 62million signing of centre-back Ruben Dias on a six - year deal from Benfica. Benfica on Sunday night confirmed they had reached an agreement to sell Dias to City for 68 million euros, with Nicolas Otamendi heading in the opposite direction for 15million euros

'Ruben is a player we have admired for some time and we have been impressed with how he has progressed at Benfica,' Begiristain said.

'He has developed into a real leader and as a defender, he has all the attributes we are looking for. He is strong in the air, good in one v one situations and technically, he is very good, so we are confident he can thrive in our system.

'He is young but has gained valuable experience at a big European club in Benfica and we're really pleased we've been able to sign him. He is another talented addition to the squad and someone who is only going to get better working under Pep.'

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