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Official: Ruben Dias Signs For Manchester City

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Portuguese defender officially arrives.

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Manchester City have completed the signing of Portuguese international Ruben Dias from Benfica.

The 23-year-old centre-back has signed a six-year contract, which keeps him at the Club until the summer of 2026.

He is the third signing of the summer and joins Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake at the Etihad.

Dias has made more than 100 appearances in three seasons for the Lisbon giants, with whom he won a league title in 2018/19 and has been capped 19 times by Portugal.

Dias said of his arrival-

“To have the opportunity to join a club like Manchester City is a fantastic opportunity for me and one I couldn’t turn down,” he said.

“Their success speaks for itself. They have been the dominant team in England over the last few years, playing an attacking brand of football which I feel suits my own game.

“It is really exciting to be part of such a talented squad and to play for a world class manager like Pep Guardiola, who has a proven track record of developing young players like myself.

“I believe I can improve here, at a club whose ambitions match my own and I will give everything to be successful and win titles.”

“I want to be in a team that wants to win and can win,” he said.

“In Benfica and even in my national team, Portugal, we play every single game to win. Obviously, in Benfica it is a different league, not so competitive, but the mentality is the same.

“Now the challenge will be bigger, but that’s what I want and that’s what the Club can give to me, so I’m really happy to be here.

“I am a player that loves to win,” he added.

“I am a player for the team, for the fans. I am a player that loves this family spirit that I am feeling a lot since I’ve been here.

“To have that feeling when I get on the field and I get goose bumps. That feeling, you cannot put into words.

“For me, the Premier League means all that and to be able to play in the Premier League in a top club like City, it doesn’t get much bigger than that.”

Best of wishes and success at Man City, Ruben!

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