Ruben Dias signs new six-year deal
By Ric Turner, Mon 30 August 2021 10:32
Portuguese defender extends deal until 2027
Ruben Dias has signed a new six-year contract that will see him remain at the club until 2027.
The Portuguese international, who joined from Benfica last September, made an immediate impact and was named as both the FWA Footballer of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Season in his first campaign.
“I’m very happy to sign the new deal,” Dias said. “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.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “Ruben’s new deal is great news for our Club.
“Although he only joined us less than a year ago, in that time Ruben has already proved to be such a vital part of our squad.
“And it tells you everything about his quality and importance to the Club that we wanted to recognise his impact with this new contract.
“He is everything you would want in a central defender and so much more and he will be a big part of our drive to bring even more success to the Club over the next few years.”