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newsfootball5 months ago

The Bernabeu is a mad place but we will be ready for it, proclaims Ruben Dias

Ruben Dias has admitted that the iconic Santiago Bernabeu is a magical place, although he acknowledged that his side will do everything in their power to claim victory and progress into the finals. City face Madrid in Spain for the second leg of the semi-finals of the Champions League next week.
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newsfootballa year ago

Ruben Dias signs contract extension with Manchester City until 2027

In an official statement, Manchester City have confirmed that Ruben Dias has signed a contract extension that could potentially keep the defender at the club until 2027. The 24-year-old signed from Benfica last summer and has since become one of the best defenders in world football.
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featurefootballa year ago

Sportscafe’s 2020/21 Premier League season’s end of season awards

Eight months, a condensed 2020/21 Premier League season and it’s all over but like always it’s been one hell of a ride. It was filled with the mundane, the insane, the slightly chaotic, the absolutely incredulous, more than a billion goals and, so without further ado here’s the end of season awards.
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newsfootballa year ago

Ruben Dias named FWA men’s Footballer of the Year after title winning debut season

Manchester City’s Ruben Dias has become the first defender to win the FWA men’s Footballer of the Year in 32 years after his impressive debut season with the Cityzens. The Portuguese defender signed for the club last summer from Benfica and has played a key role in their title challenge.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Happy now but will see what happens between now and end of season, asserts Aymeric Laporte

Amidst rumours that he is unhappy with his game-time, Aymeric Laporte has confessed that while he is happy at the moment, he will make a decision between now and the end of the season. The former Athletic club defender has struggled for game-time this season with just seven league appearances.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Ruben Dias has made it difficult to drop him because of his mentality and performances, claims Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has confessed that Ruben Dias’ performances and his mentality has made it impossible for him to drop him because of the way Dias has transformed the team. The former Benfica captain signed for Manchester City over the summer window and has played every league game so far.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Manchester City set sign Benfica’s Ruben Dias for an initial fee of €68 million

Liga Nos side Benfica have confirmed that they’ve come to an agreement with Manchester City to sign defender Ruben Dias this summer for an initial fee of €68 million. The Portuguese defender will sign a five-year contract and has been linked with a move to Tottenham and Manchester this summer.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Reports | Manchester City eyeing €55 million move for Benfica’s Ruben Dias

According to Goal, Manchester City are reportedly considering a €55 million move for Benfica star Ruben Dias this summer with Nicolas Otamendi set to be used as a make-weight. The Portuguese center-back has been heavily linked with a move away this summer, with Tottenham also in the race.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Reports | Manchester United back in the race for Ruben Dias

Manchester United are looking for options at centre back and view Benfica’s Ruben Dias as Harry Maguire’s new partner in the heart of defence. The Red Devils have struggled defensively this season, with injuries forcing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to use defensive midfielder Axel Tuanzebe as a defender.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Reports | Manchester United fly scouts to Portugal to check two potential targets

Manchester United have sent scouts to Benfica’s clash against Braga to check on two potential transfer targets ahead of the January window. The Red Devils were not the only ones there, however, with representatives from France, Spain, Italy and other Premier League sides all in attendance.
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