Manchester City who are Premier League giants are reportedly ready set to complete the signing of Portuguese defender Ruben Dias from Benfica in a deal expected to be £64 million.
The Citizens’ manager Pep Guardiola has been monitoring the 23-year-old player since last season even before his side lost the Premier League title to Liverpool.
According to the report on UK Sun and also cited on GOAL, Manchester City and Benfica chiefs have agreed deal for Ruben Dias to make a move to the Etihad stadium.
Nicolas Otamendi will head the opposite way in a separate deal with both players still needing to finalize their moves by signing contracts this summer.
Ruben Dias has been regular in Benfica’s first team for the past two seasons after being promoted from the academy to the main team.
OFFICIAL: Benfica have confirmed the sale of Ruben Dias to Man City 🤝 pic.twitter.com/ikWiB4DHs5— Goal (@goal) September 27, 2020
Before the start of the ongoing League season in Europe, Dias was linked with many top clubs in Europe with Manchester United also said to be interested.
On Sunday, September 27, Manchester City were embarrassed at home losing 5-2 against Leicester City in a Premier League game.
The defeat was Pep Guardiola’s first of the new season and the Spaniard is now ready to reinforce his defense before the end of the transfer window.