Ruben Dias signs a new six-year contract at Manchester City as the Portugal defender is rewarded for the stunning form that helped his side recapture the Premier League title
Manchester City defender Ruben Dias has signed a six-year contract to keep him at the club until 2027.
Dias joined City from Benfica last summer and played 50 times as they won the Premier League and League Cup and finished as Champions League runners-up.
And his incredible form at the heart of the City defence has seen him rewarded with a bumper new deal.
Manchester City defender Ruben Dias has signed a six-year contract to stay up to 2027
The Portugal defender has been rewarded for his part in helping City win the league
After putting pen to paper, Dias said: ‘I’m very happy to sign the new deal. I have enjoyed every single minute of my time at City since joining last year.
‘Playing for City has surpassed all my expectations and it’s an absolute pleasure to be part of such an incredible squad.
‘I would also like to thank Pep and the coaching staff for the way they have helped me to develop as a player and keep pushing me to improve.
‘To be part of the squad that achieved so much last season was incredible and made us all hungry to achieve even more.
‘Now I just want to try and play my part in helping us be successful this season and beyond.’
Dias set his sights on more silverware with City after putting pen to paper on fresh terms
Speaking back in April, Pep Guardiola hailed the immediate impact Dias had made on the City squad.
‘He has been so important so far,’ Guardiola said. ‘Still you have two months before the end of the season, but he has been so important for the continuity and leadership and for the quality when he has played.’
Dias played in City’s 5-0 win over Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday, and the defending champions are seventh in the table after two wins from their first three games.
After the international break, Dias and City resume their campaign with an away trip to Leicester.
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