CLOSE! Man City nearing £39m deal for highly-rated La Liga defender

Dec 29, 2019 hprijhpt

first_img1 Manchester City are close to agreeing a £39m deal for Athletic Bilbao star Aymeric Laporte, according to reports in Spain.The 21-year-old is tipped for a big future and has caught the eye in La Liga this season, making 42 appearances for the Basque club in all competitions.Incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the centre-back and wanted him at Bayern Munich.Athletic Bilbao, however, have always refused to sell unless someone paid Laporte’s buyout clause of £39m.Bayern having been unwilling to splash that much but, according to El Correo, Manchester City will do just that this summer.The club’s board are keen to strengthen the squad in whatever way Guardiola sees fit and the capture of Laporte is likely to be the first of many additions. Aymeric Laporte (pictured): The French defender has made 42 appearances in all competitions this season last_img

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