Aymeric Laporte is eyeing up a move to Barcelona this summer, according to reports from Spain.
Laporte’s 2020/21 with Man City
The emergence of John Stones and Ruben Dias as a centre-back pairing has proven a big boost for Manchester City.
The Sky Blues boasted the best defensive record in the division en route to reclaiming the Premier League title this past season.
They also won the 2021 League Cup, securing the trophy for the 4th year in a row.
Whilst Stones returning to form has been a boost for both City and England, however, Aymeric Laporte has suffered as a result.
The 27-year-old featured just 16 times in the league in 2020/21, and even in some of those appearances, he was forced to play at left-back.
Granted, Laporte still played an important role for City, and even netted the winner in the League Cup final:
LAPORTE HEADS CITY IN FRONT!
Aymeric Laporte beats Sissoko to De Bruyne’s cross and nods it home. Will that be the winner? 🏆
Watch live now on Sky Sports Football 📺 pic.twitter.com/FP1goDrF3J
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 25, 2021
Laporte eyeing Barcelona switch
However, despite featuring 27 times across all competitions last season, Laporte is seemingly not too pleased with his current situation.
As mentioned above, a report from Spain suggests that the Man City defender is eyeing up a move to Barcelona, who have already secured the services of one former City centre-back this summer, in the form of Eric Garcia.
According to Sport:
Aymeric Laporte wants to change Manchester City for Barça and is putting pressure on the English club to be able to land at the Camp Nou this summer .
It is added that, though Laporte is aware that the operation will be difficult, in part due to Barca’s financial situation, he will do everything in his power to make a transfer happen.
No potential fee is mentioned in the report.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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