Manchester City announce the capture of Ruben Dias from Benfica
- Pep Guardiola’s side has announced the signing of Ruben Dias from Benfica on a six-year contract
- Dias completed his medical in Lisbon before putting pen to paper on six-year deal
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Manchester City announce the capture of Ruben Dias from Benfica.
Ruben Dias has completed a £64.3million move from Benfica to join Manchester City.
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.
Speaking after signing the contract, Dias said:
‘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,’
‘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.
‘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.’