Nicolas Otamendi unveiled by Benfica after leaving Premier League side Man City

Nicolas Otamendi unveiled by Benfica after leaving Premier League side Man City

- Nicolas Otamendi has completed a move to Benfica from Manchester City

- The Portuguese team have also unveiled the Argentine footballer

- Otamendi spent five years at Manchester City winning seven titles before he left

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Portuguese football team, Benfica have unveiled Argentina international Nicolas Otamendi after leaving Premier League side Manchester City where he spent five years of his career.

During his time at the Etihad stadium, Nicolas Otamendi won seven titles with Manchester City which includes two Premier League crowns.

Things fell apart for the Argentine towards the end of last season at the Etihad as he was not given enough playing time by Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola.

The two clubs, however, agreed on £13 million for Nicolas Otamendi to move to Lisbon with Ruben Dias moving also to Manchester City from Benfica.

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After being confirmed as Benfica's new signing, Otamendi posted a picture of him holding his new No 30 shirt with director Rui Costa and said he was glad to be joining the team.

Otamendi told Benfica official website below.

''I want to thank the president, Rui Costa and Tiago Pinto for having taken care of my return to Portugal.
''I bring experience and I will try to make things the best possible. I hope Benfica will continue to grow. I come to help my team-mates so that the team can function better throughout the season,''

Otamendi started his career with Velez Sarsfield in Argentina before joining Porto where he won three League titles and the 2011 Europa League crown.

Nicolas Otamendi unveiled by Benfica after leaving Premier League side Man City

Nicolas Otamendi unveiled by Benfica after leaving Premier League side Man City Photo: Getty
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Kalidou Koulibaly has been linked with Man City during the current transfer window but the Citizens have finally signed Ruben Dias and mistakenly confirmed the Napoli star's arrival.

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Dias was brought in from Benfica for £64million on a six-year deal at the Etihad to help solve their central defensive problems.

However, the Manchester club who were already prepared to hand the Portuguese defender the No.3 shirt after his announcement inputted Koulibaly's name.

Pep Guardiola had earlier landed Nathan Ake from Bournemouth this summer for £40m which takes their spending on defenders to £104m.

City were thrashed by Leicester City by 5-2 over the weekend and gave away two cheap penalties in the game.

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