Ruben Dias has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Manchester City until 2027.
Portugal defender, Ruben Dias had extended his contract with Manchester City just one year after joining from Benfica in a £62 million ($79m) on a five-year deal.
Dias struck up a strong partnership with John Stones at the heart of City’s back-four last season as Guardiola’s side finished with the best defensive record in the Premier League.
The club say the new contract is reward for outstanding season where he won the Football Writers’ Player of the Year as City lifted the Premier League title and reached the final of the Champions League.
“I’m very happy to sign the new deal. I have enjoyed every single minute of my time at City since joining last year,” the 24-year-old said. “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.”
Dias made 50 appearances across all competitions
“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,” director of football Txiki Begiristain said.
“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.”