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Benfica have showed they have bought Ruben Dias to Manchester City – with Nicolas Otamendi going the other manner.

Central defender Dias will be a part of City within the average deal, that’s worth £65million. He will cost City round £50m, with Otamendi joining Benfica for a charge in the vicinity of £15m.

And the appearance of Dias can not come soon sufficient after a shambolic shielding overall performance as Pep Guardiola’s aspect suffered a 5-2 Premier League defeat to Leicester City on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s failure to replace the departing Vincent Kompany remaining summer was a massive aspect in his side falling to this point off the pace of their title defence final season, with competitors Liverpool rampaging to the crown.

Otamendi and John Stones have fallen out of favour beneath Guardiola, who frequently preferred to play midfielder Fernandinho at centre-half of closing season, whilst first-desire Aymeric Laporte become injured for most of the marketing campaign.

 

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