Man City boss Pep Guardiola has been impressed by Ruben Dias leadership qualities and believes it is only a matter of time before Dias becomes the captain.
The 24-year-old defender left left Benfica last September to join Manchester City, and the Spanish coach has praised him for his brilliant performances.
It wasn't expected, honestly. We knew his quality but you never know what is going to happen,
" Guardiola said of Dias' excellent campaign.
"If a defender plays for himself it's a problem but he is thinking always about his central defensive partner, his holding midfielder, even the wingers.
"He's so generous, he's a complete professional. He is 24 hours thinking about football, he is still so young.
"I'm pretty sure in a short time, maybe I'm wrong, but his mates and backroom staff will choose him as one of the captains because he's shown he can lead.
"He is a guy who in the bad moments is always ready to help and he's a man of communication on and off the pitch.
"He's a leader. To be a leader is not to be given to you by the club, it comes from inside, it's natural.
"He is always thinking what he can do better. That is why he will have success."