Dias pens bumper new City deal

30 August 2021 22:10:03 GMTPlus11
Dias extends City stay

Ruben Dias is targeting further success with Manchester City after signing a new six-year contract that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2027.

City are priced at 10/11 to successfully defend their Premier League title this season and their hopes have certainly been boosted by the news that key defender Dias has signed a new long-term deal.

The Portugal international only joined the club from Benfica last September, but he immediately established himself as an integral member of Pep Guardiola's side, not only helping City to league glory, but also success in the EFL Cup, as well as a run to the Champions League final.

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Dias also ended his first season in English football by being named Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year, Premier League Player of the Season and Manchester City Player of the Year.

The 24-year-old has continued to be an ever present for City at the start of the current campaign, and he has now been rewarded with a new contract that will keep him at the club beyond his 30th birthday.

Dias delighted to commit

There were certainly no doubts in Dias' mind about penning fresh terms and he is determined to deliver further success to City over the coming years.

"I'm very happy to sign the new deal," Dias told City's official website. "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.

"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."

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