Listed below are the most recent Manchester Metropolis night headlines for Monday, September 28.
Benfica verify Ruben Dias switch to Man Metropolis and Nicolas Otamendi departure
Manchester Metropolis will signal Benfica defender Ruben Dias for an preliminary price of £48m, the Portuguese membership has confirmed.
The membership launched two official statements on Sunday evening that exposed that they had reached agreements for the sale of Dias, 23, to Man Metropolis and the acquisition of Nicolas Otamendi as a part of a separate deal.
Pep Guardiola was sometimes coy when requested about new signings within the wake of the membership’s defeat to Leicester Metropolis. That got here a day after Benfica supervisor Jorge Jesus mentioned Dias had possible performed his ultimate recreation for the Portuguese giants.
Official affirmation has now arrived, with Metropolis set to pay a price of €68m (£61.9m), plus an additional €3.6m (£3.2m) in variables relying on how nicely his Metropolis profession goes.
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Micah Richards disagrees with Gary Neville over Pep Guardiola and Man Metropolis defending
Micah Richards has disagreed with Gary Neville’s evaluation of Manchester Metropolis’s defending.
A passionate Richards was talking within the wake of Metropolis’s shock 5-2 defeat to Leicester Metropolis on Sunday, throughout which the hosts conceded three penalties.
Neville supplied a damning analysis of Metropolis’s defenders, claiming they weren’t adequate.
Richards questioned that evaluation and recognized the system as the basis of Metropolis’s issues defensively.
He mentioned: “You may’t say they’re not adequate, Walker has been first-choice for England for years.
“On this system, it’s most likely a good remark. The issue is £50m for Mendy, £50m for Walker, £50m for Stones, £60m for Cancelo, and now Ruben Dias, one other £55m.
“When you’re gonna pay £50m for defenders, you’ve received to defend higher than that, however for me, the Man Metropolis defenders are simply reactive as an alternative of proactive.
“Pep mentioned there, let’s go and get the following aim, all of them are desirous about going ahead relatively than holding a place.
You may learn Richards’ full evaluation of the state of affairs right here.
Liverpool FC provide apology to Man Metropolis over incident in academy recreation
Liverpool have written to Manchester Metropolis to apologise for an offensive remark made by former supervisor Roy Evans throughout commentary of an Underneath-18s recreation.
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The 2 groups confronted off on Saturday, and it noticed a superb 3-1 win for the Blues due to a hat-trick from Tai Sodje.
Sadly, the protection of the sport was marred by a comment on LFC TV. It got here after Metropolis midfielder Darko Gyabi – an England teen born in London and signed from Millwall – took a shot through the match, after which the ex-Liverpool boss mused that there have been “not many regular names”.
The remark was instantly picked up, and based on the Mail, Liverpool have been fast to difficulty an apology. It’s unclear if a public apology will observe.