Manchester City have reached an settlement to signal defender Ruben Dias from Benfica for 68 million euros ($79.13 million) plus add-ons, the Portuguese membership have mentioned. City’s Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi will go further approach in a separate switch for 15 million euros, Benfica mentioned.
Benfica confirmed the transfers in a press release on Sunday however mentioned the players would still have to signal their respective contracts.
Dias, 23, has made 137 appearances throughout a four-year spell with the Portuguese membership, profitable the league title in 2018-19. He has received 19 caps for Portugal and was a part of the aspect that lifted the UEFA Nations League trophy last yr.
His arrival will assist shore up a leaky City defence, which shipped 5 targets to Leicester City on Sunday.
Dias shall be City’s fifth signing of the summer time, following the arrivals of Pablo Moreno, Ferran Torres, Nathan Ake and Scott Carson.
Otamendi, 32, received two Premier League titles and an FA Cup with City and leaves after 5 seasons.