• Benfica centre back Ruben Dias set for £62m Manchester City switch

    Ruben Dias

    Benfica have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the sale of Portugal defender Ruben Dias and signing of Nicolas Otamendi.

    The Portuguese club have announced Dias will join City for a fee of €68 million (£62m) with Argentinian centre back Otamendi moving in the opposite direction for £15m (£13.6m).

    Both deals are subject to the agreement of personal terms at their prospective clubs.

    Portugal v Netherlands – Nations League – Final – Estadio do Dragao

    Ruben Dias is a Portugal international (Mike Egerton/PA)

    A communication from Benfica announced the club had reached two agreements with City.

    It read: “In the first statement, it said [Benfica] had reached an agreement with Manchester City for the sale of all the rights of central defender Rúben Dias for the amount of 68 million euros, plus an additional amount of 3.6 million euros, depending the achievement of goals related to the English club’s sports performance.

    “The said agreement is dependent on the signing of the player’s sporting employment contract with Manchester City.

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    Nicolas Otamendi looks Benfica-bound (Martin Rickett/PA)

    “In the second statement, [Benfica] said it had reached an agreement with Manchester City to acquire the full rights of central defender Nicolás Otamendi for the amount of 15 million euros.

    “This agreement is dependent on the signing of a sports employment contract with the player and medical examinations.”

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