Premier League side Manchester City has confirmed the signing of Benfica defender Ruben Dias.
Dias joins City on a six-year deal with Nicolas Otamendi moving in the opposite direction, signing for Benfica.
"To have the opportunity to join a club like Manchester City is a fantastic opportunity for me and one I couldn’t turn down. 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," Dias told the club's official website.
"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."
On completing his move to Benfica, Nicholas Otamendi took his time to bid farewell to the Citizens.
"They were five wonderful years, not just in a footballing sense, but also at a club where they treat you in the best way possible, from the chefs to the kitmen, through to the backroom staff."
"I’ve had the opportunity to win two Premier Leagues, to win the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup and the Community Shield. If you win titles it is because you are doing things well, and so I’m happy to have enjoyed these moments, and more than grateful."
The Portuguese has been handed jersey number 3.
“City are a top club and for me to have the opportunity to be in a club like this, in this league, is everything I could ever have wanted."— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 29, 2020
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