Newly signed Manchester City defender Ruben Dias said the opportunity to play under a world-class manager like Pep Guardiola was too good to turn down.
The 23-year-old has completed a 65m deal from Portuguese club Benfica to Manchester City. The centre-back has signed
a six-year contract, which keeps him at the club until the summer of 2026.
Speaking in his maiden interview, Dias who 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 said he is excited to join the Premier League side.
According to him, the Citizens style of play suits him and promised to give his all.
“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.”
Ruben Dias signing becomes Manchester City’s third summer acquisition after Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake.