Man City defender Aymeric Laporte is dissatisfied with his current role at Etihad and intends to leave this summer. He appears to be interested in returning to Spanish football. Laporte is no longer Pep Guardiola’s first choice and is eager to depart as a result. It has been reported that his former club Athletic Club is interested in making a financial attempt to get him back.
Is Aymeric Laporte keen to join Barcelona?
However, according to multiple sources, Laporte wants to join Barcelona this summer. He makes roughly €6.5 million at Manchester City but is willing to accept a lower salary to move to Barcelona.
The central defender shares an agent with Xavi Hernandez (Arturo Canales), which he hopes will benefit him. Barcelona now has four central defenders and is set to add Inigo Martinez on a free transfer this summer, but Laporte’s team believes they may be willing to sell Andreas Christensen as well, thus Laporte may be required. Read More: Jurgen Klopp Sacking: Should under-fire Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp be sacked by the club after a disastrous 2022-23 EPL season
Will Laporte be a useful addition to the Barca squad?
Barcelona must strengthen their roster in order to compete on all fronts next season. They have done well in La Liga this season, but their European campaign has been a flop. The Blaugrana will try to upgrade their roster in order to compete in the Champions League next season. Laporte would be an excellent addition to the Barcelona squad. He is at the pinnacle of his abilities and has the potential to make an immediate impact. The 28-year-old has already played in Spain with Athletic Club and will be able to adjust fast.
Newcastle United also lurking around to sign Laporte
Newcastle are also looking to improve their squad’s quality for the next season. They are well-positioned to secure Champions League qualification, but they require a stronger side to compete in Europe, and they must first persuade Laporte of their project before Barcelona can. Read More: Chelsea Injury News: duo Reece James and Mason Mount ruled out for the Rest of the season
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