Aymeric Laporte

Manchester City in talks with Aymeric Laporte over new contract

Laporte to be given new Man City deal

Aymeric Laporte made the switch to Manchester City in January of 2018.

Laporte cost City upwards of £50m from Spanish outfit Athletico Bilbao.

The Frenchman went on to make nine Premier League appearances in Man City’s latest title-winning season.

After settling in at City Laporte has become an integral member of Man City’s back four.

Laporte has featured in all 27 of Manchester City’s Premier League games this season, starting 26.

The 24-year-old has been deployed largely as a centre-back, his natural position. But he is also capable of filling in at left-back.

This is very useful for City who often struggle down the left side of their defence due to Benjamin Mendy’s recurring injuries.

As a result of his superb displays this season, Mail journalist Jack Gaughan is reporting that City have opened talks with Laporte’s representatives over a new deal.

Laporte’s current deal runs out in 2023.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Pep Guardiola the head coach / manager of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Schalke vs Man City

While City fans will be glad to tie Laporte down to a new contract, their immediate focus will be Wednesday’s game.

City are set to face Bundesliga outfit Schalke on Wednesday in the first leg of their UCL tie.

Manchester City go into the game in great form but they will be without both John Stones and Gabriel Jesus for the clash.

Schalke, on the other hand, come into Wednesday’s game 14th in the Bundesliga after failing to win any of their last four league games.

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