New Manchester Metropolis signing Ruben Dias is a ready-made chief who will solely get higher , in accordance with his worldwide centre-back associate.
Metropolis have agreed to signal Dias, 23, for £62m, however they are going to get again round £13m from the sale of Nicolas Otamendi to Dias’ former membership Benfica.
The signing ends a two-year seek for a right-sided centre-back, able to providing a number of the management misplaced when Vincent Kompany left the membership. Nevertheless, Dias’ age has seen some query marks raised over the expertise he can carry to Pep Guardiola’s again line.
Now, although, Portugal worldwide and former Premier League defender Jose Fonte has instructed TalkSPORT that Dias is mature for his age and can supply the management and communication that Metropolis have been crying out for.
“Ruben is one among my favorite younger centre-backs,” Fonte stated.
“He’s solely 23, however he reveals nice maturity. He has a terrific work ethic. He desires to be taught, he desires to enhance. He observes the good defenders, he’s concerned about realizing the sport.
“So, for me, it’s a terrific acquisition for Manchester Metropolis. They’re getting a prime, prime participant, who desires to get higher and higher and that’s essential.”
Not solely will Dias carry some much-needed organisation to Metropolis, Fonte has defined how he may also match into Pep Guardiola’s passing method with out an excessive amount of bother.
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Fonte continued: “He’s humble. He’s very, very skilful with the ball at his ft. He has a very good move between the strains. He reads the sport properly, he assaults the ball properly within the air. He’s robust within the duels.
“They’re getting an excellent participant. I’ve little question he’s prepared; he’s been taking part in on the highest stage for the final two, three years. He begins each sport for the nationwide group, as properly. He has a younger physique, however an older thoughts.
“So I feel he’s prepared. He’s going to be excited to point out what he’s able to. If Manchester Metropolis want him proper now, they will use him.”
Increasing on Dias’ management qualities, Fonte defined how Metropolis’s new defender leads by instance on the pitch and is accountable off the pitch and in coaching.
“Just about [he’s a leader],” added Fonte. “He leads by instance.
“Like I stated, he’s a hard-working boy, he’s at all times within the health club eager to get higher. He takes care of what he eats, he’s very, very talkative.
“He likes to speak, that’s one factor I like about him. He talks quite a bit. He offers directions, he instructions from the again and that’s essential for a defender. So he’s already a frontrunner.”