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Report - Ruben Dias Deal Nears For Manchester City

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Could we see a different CB arrive?

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Manchester City are nearing a deal with Benfica to bring over Ruben Dias and send Nico Otamendi.

Per Fabrizio, ‘Negotiations on between Man City and Benfica for Rubén Dias [involving Otamendi]. #MCFC bid has not been accepted yet but City board are pushing.’

This comes on the heels of a rejected offer for Joules Kounde rumored in the 70m+ range. This deal would not be bad economically. The problem that arises is that Dias is not avey goodf on the ball player or defender. His strenths are aerially and that’s it. It’d be like trading an old Otamendi for a younger model. We’ll see what happens.