Manchester City eyeing move for Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias

The upcoming summer will see Manchester City improving their defensive department.

As per British media, Manchester City are eyeing move for Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias.

The 23-year-old centre-back has played all his life at Benfica. He has made his way through the youth system at the Portuguese club and made his senior debut in 2017.

In 127 appearances for Benfica, Dias has managed to score 11 goals, and create 5 goals for his teammates.

Ruben Dias
Ruben Dias

The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Portugal. As a member of Portugal national football team, Dias won 17 caps.

Ruben Dias is set to be a man in demand in the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs queueing up to pursue his signature.

Adding a centre-back remains Manchester City’s top priority this summer and Pep Guardiola will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.

Guardiola has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe. He is a long term admirer of Ruben Dias and believes he can get the most out of the Portugal international.

Manchester City are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

Manchester City
Manchester City

Ruben Dias can play multiple positions in defense.

According to the report, “Manchester City are ready to move for Benfica defender Ruben Dias. City manager Pep Guardiola has expressed concern over his centre-half options this season after losing Vincent Kompany to Anderlecht last summer. The London Evening Standard says Guardiola may’ve found a solution in Dias. The 23 year-old stopper has a deal to 2024 with a buyout clause set at €100m. Dias has been tracked by City scouts for the past two years.”


Benfica would be wise to keep the Portugal international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.

Good signing for Manchester City?

The Premier League side must look to bring in a better centre-back and Ruben Dias could be a good option for them.

Signing the 23-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Guardiola.

Dias could be a good fit for Guardiola’s Manchester City.

The ball is in Manchester City’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Dias.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Manchester City come calling for Ruben Dias this summer.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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