Benfica defender Robin Dias seems to have gotten it all – but he confirmed his imminent departure from the club after scoring in Saturday night’s victory over Mourenez.
The 23-year-old was linked to Tottenham earlier this summer but is reportedly close to moving to Manchester City in a deal that could see Nicolas Otamendi in the opposite direction.
Dias opened the scoring in a 2–0 win and was correspondingly evident in his post-match match after what would have been his last match with the club he joined as a boy in 2008.
He said, “I’m very happy. It was a very important game for me, and because I was able to score a goal, it was very special for me.
“It’s a special moment and I think everyone already knows why.”
Pep Guardiola has already added to his defensive options this summer with Nathan Aky of tumbling Bournemouth.
The Dutchman has started City’s opening game in the Premier League – a 3-1 win over Wolverhampton on Monday night – alongside John Stones, although Emeric LaPorte will be the first choice when he returns to full fitness, having been delayed in the pre-season due to a virus test. Corona.
The future of both Stones and Spanish player Eric Garcia remains uncertain, while Fernandinho, who played a temporary center back at some times last season, took the captaincy and excelled when he regained his favorite role in midfield at Molino.
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