A series of signatures for new contracts were signed in Liverpool in the last month. Alison, Fabinho, Robertson, Van Dijk - all initialed new long-term contracts with the Reds, and following the example of one of the rivals in the fight for the title, Manchester City took the same steps.
At the beginning of this month, the right to extend the cooperation with John Stones until 2026, and today Ruben Dias signed a one-year longer contract. A year after he came to the club and helped them to win the Premier League title, the Portuguese was awarded a six-year contract, and Manchester City blinded the central-defender tandem in the same month, which is responsible for winning the seventh English title in the club's history.
An explanation came from the sports sector why the pillar of the City defense got a new contract after only a year at the Etihad. "Although he joined us only a year ago, it was enough time for Ruben to show that he is an essential part of the team.
That tells you about his quality and importance for Manchester City, and we wanted to show with a new contract how much he means to us." "He is everything you could want from a central defender and even more than that, and he will be a part of all City's successes that will come in the coming seasons ", said sportsman Txiki Begiristain
Last season, Dias played 50 matches in all competitions for the Citizens, 32 of them in the Premier League, where he was in the starting lineup each time.
Until he started cooperating with him in the central part of the defense, John Stones was almost written off in City. Immediately upon his arrival, the Portuguese began to command, and the England representative seriously raised the level and reduced the number of mistakes by which he was recognizable in recent seasons.
Stones has not yet registered for the Premier League since the start of the competition year, but Dias again conducted the defense, which, after the initial defeat by Tottenham, kept the net intact against Norwich and Arsenal.
After eveyrthing, City have secured themselves in the long run by extending the contract in the opinion of English journalists to the best Premier League footballer from last season. Since this is the only defender that Guardiola brought to City, and it can be said that he is a complete hit, the club did not want to hesitate.
A year after he came to the club and helped them to win the Premier League title, the Portuguese was awarded a six-year contract, and Manchester City blinded the central-defender tandem in the same month, which is responsible for winning the seventh English title in the club's history.