Football: Manchester City agree €68 million deal with Benfica for Portugal defender Ruben Dias

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City have reached an agreement to sign defender Ruben Dias from Benfica for €68 million euros (S$108.9 million) plus add-ons, the Portuguese club have said.

City's Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi will go the other way in a separate transfer for €15 million, Benfica said.

Benfica confirmed the transfers in a statement on Sunday but said the players would still need to sign their respective contracts.

Dias, 23, has made 137 appearances during a four-year spell with the Portuguese club, winning the league title in 2018-19.

He has won 19 caps for Portugal and was part of the side that lifted the Uefa Nations League trophy last year.

His arrival will help shore up a leaky City defence, which shipped five goals to Leicester City on Sunday.

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