Aymeric Laporte no longer has the heart to stay at Manchester City. According to the Spanish daily Sport, he puts pressure on his leaders to join Barcelona.
Mercato Man City: Aymeric Laporte wants to join Barcelona
Former player of Athletic Bilbao, Aymeric Laporte could sign his return to La Liga this summer. He would like to leave Manchester City that he joined in 2018 for 65 million euros. The left defender would like to sign with Barcelona, who were interested in his services from the end of the season in the Premier League. The former CD Baskonia player wants to join the Spanish giant where he feels he is wanted by coach Ronald Koeman. The Dutch coach is maneuvering to get a squad capable of restoring the club’s reputation on the European stage.
According to the Catalan daily, Aymeric Laporte would clearly put pressure on the management of Manchester City to obtain his transfer to Barcelona. The French player, who has taken Spanish nationality to play the Euro with La Roja, is helping the Blaugrana to advance on his case despite their low financial resources for this summer mercato. The market value of the new Spanish international is estimated at 45 million euros. To spend such an amount this summer, Barça will have to make several sales. So far, the club now presided over by Joan Laporta has signed two recruits at zero euros. Sergio Agüero and Eric Garcia arrived free from Manchester City.
The reasons for Aymeric Laporte’s desire to leave
The 27-year-old’s desire to leave the club is due to the loss of playing time. Pep Guardiola does not trust him enough, as he has only played 16 league games for 14 starts. This meager playing time makes him want to leave the group of the Spanish coach to try the adventure at YY.