Manchester City defender Ruben Dias wins Premier League player of the year award
|Ruben Dias Wins premier league player of the year award ahead of Mo Salah and Kevin De Bruyne. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
For who could be described as Pep Guardiola’s best
signing of his Etihad career, it’s been an illustrious career in England
without even needing the customary year to adapt to English football.
Ruben Dias beat the duo of his Manchester City teammate Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah to the award and you bet he deserves it after proving the difference in City’s title success as they reclaimed their title from Liverpool in style.
To think Pep Guardiola actually wanted Joules Kounde, but the scout team forced his hands and pitched Dias to him, he obliged them and the rest is history.
Dias formed an impervious partnership with John Stones and has displayed leadership qualities well beyond his years and experience, constantly marshalling the City defense. In Ruben Dias, the Citizens have a leader, a captain and a legend in the making.