Manchester City have completed the signing of Portuguese international Ruben Dias on a six-year deal as Guardiola hopes to plug the gap in his sides defence.
Dias, 23, could cost a further $4.2 million in performance related add-ons as Nicolas Otamendi moves in the opposite direction in a deal worth $17 million.
The defender, speaking in his first official press conference expressed his delight in signing for the Cityzens saying;
“To have the opportunity to join a club like Manchester City is fantastic for me and one I couldn’t turn down,” he said.
“Their success speaks for itself. They have been the dominant team in England over the last few years, playing an attacking brand of football which I feel suits my own game.
“It is really exciting to be part of such a talented squad and to play for a world-class manager like Pep Guardiola, who has a proven track record of developing young players like myself.
“I believe I can improve here, at a club whose ambitions match my own and I will give everything to be successful and win titles.”
Ruben Dias is Manchester City’s third signing of the transfer window as they hope to wrestle back the League title from their Merseyside rivals.