As expected, Rúben Dias is moving from Benfica to Manchester City. The English team will pay 68 million euros to the counterparty, after which both parties signed a six-year contract …
The offspring of the Lisbon club made it to the first team in 2017/18, only to become one of the important players and a year later to take part in winning the title.
Around the talented defender, who was also part of the Portuguese national team at the 2018 World Cup, where he did not start, suddenly more famous teams began to circle.
Eventually, Rúben Dias moves to Manchester City, which has not previously acquired Kalidou Koulibaly from Naples and José Giménez from Atlética Madrid.
“The chance to transfer to a club like Manchester City is not denied,” Dias said after signing a six-year contract. “His success speaks for itself. In recent years, it’s the dominant team in England and plays offensive football that suits me.” added.
“It’s great to be part of such a team and play under the leadership of manager Pep Guardiola, who has extensive experience in developing talented players,” Dias praised himself. “I believe I can continue to improve here. I will do everything to be successful and win titles,” declared.
Another midfielder, Nicolás Otamendi, is moving in the opposite direction, for which Benfica will pay 15 million euros. The experienced Argentine started for Citizens for five years, but for the last two seasons he has been more of a substitute. The former Porta support contributed to two championship titles.