Lost his place in the 130 billion defense…”likely to be released this summer”
Perfectly out of place and in search of a new team.
“Manchester City are set to release Aymeric Laporte, 29, this summer,” the British media outlet The Mirror reported on June 6 (KST).
The recent arrival of Yoshiko Gvardiol at City is a major factor. Born in 2002, Gbardiol is a young central defender who has been making waves in Europe in recent years. He likes to get physical with opposing strikers, has decent tackling ability, and is a left-footed central defender. He also has the passing ability to be a favorite of Pep Guardiola, who emphasizes building up his team.
He”s been a regular in Leipzig”s starting lineup since 2021. The same can be said for the Croatian national team. He starred at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, where he helped his team reach the quarterfinals.
This summer, Laporte received steady interest from City. However, the transfer negotiations were protracted. Leipzig and City disagreed on the transfer fee, which was not easily agreed upon. However, City were persistent in their pursuit. In the end, they succeeded in signing Gbadiol for a transfer fee of £78 million.
Naturally, Laporte’s place was gone. According to local media, he was already expected to be released when Guardiola arrived.
Laporte joined City from Athletic Bilbao in 2018. He was highly touted as a left-footed central defender with good build-up ability. However, his defense left something to be desired, as he often made big mistakes that led to goals.스포츠토토
Over time, he fell off Guardiola’s radar. Last season, he only made 24 appearances. Then came the arrival of Guardiola, who was the perfect replacement for him. As a result, a move is likely this summer. Laporte has recently been linked with Tottenham and Juventus, among others. His current contract expires in the summer of 2025.