Manchester City identify € 65m defender Pau Torres as possible Aymeric Laporte replacement
The former Athletic Bilbao defender reflects on his future, having lost his guaranteed starting XI place under Pep Guardiola last season, following the rise and consistency of John Stones and Ruben Dias at heart from the Manchester City back line.
However, the role and importance of Laporte is such that Manchester City are not just willing to let him go without a worthy replacement, and the weekend brought news of a possible new name if a transfer was arranged. this summer.
This is according to Athletic’s Sam Lee, who looks at the club’s possible defensive changes this summer in his last article on Sunday morning.
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Sam Lee Reports that Villarreal’s much-loved center-back Pau Torres is one of the players Manchester City could turn to this summer, if they receive the right offer for Aymeric Laporte.
The 24-year-old Spain international is declared to have other admirers in the Premier League and Spain, with Manchester United known to have a vested interest in the player, while their buyout clause rose from € 50m to € 65m earlier this year.
It was only recently that it was reported in Spain that neighbors Manchester City were ready to trigger the players’ previous buyout clause, however, their views on the transfer and said clause remain unknown after seeing a increase due to various criteria verified by the player. .
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It remains to be seen whether Manchester City and Aymeric Laporte will be able to arrange a transfer this summer, but what is known is that the summer transfer market is lacking in the levels of liquidity we have seen in previous years.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit all of Europe’s top clubs hard, and Laporte’s most likely suitors at Real Madrid and FC Barcelona may not be able to shell out the sums Manchester City are likely to ask for their defender. central featured.
You can read Sam Lee’s full article in Athletic here.
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