Man City Star aim to move to Madrid – Player ‘doesn’t care’ if it’s Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid
The Spain international lost his way last season under Pep Guardiola, largely due to the impressive form of John Stones and Ruben Dias – who were instrumental in the club’s 21-game winning streak throughout the winter months.
Such has been Aymeric Laporte’s frustration that the former Athletic Bilbao man is now keen to return to Spain and regain his first-team place at one of La Liga’s biggest clubs.
The weekend and Monday brought additional information on the situation surrounding the 27-year-old, and perhaps what to expect this summer as well as the current sentiment of those around the player.
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According to a report by Sam Lee in Athletic, it is stated that sources close to Aymeric Laporte still see a departure from Manchester City as’far from being a certainty‘, due to the financial situation of the best European clubs.
In addition, it is reported that the idea of returning to Spain has’always appealed‘to Laporte and lose his place in the Manchester City team’accelerated‘these plans. Lee reveals that the Defender informed Etihad officials of his desire about six months ago, and the position at the time was that he could leave if a good enough offer was made.
Additional reports from Fermín de la Calle d’El Confidencial indicate that Aymeric Laporte’s priority is in fact a move to Madrid, and he ‘who cares‘whether it’s Real Madrid or Atlético.
It is also pointed out that Laporte’s new position as a Spain international prompted him to make the decision to try to sign for one of the teams in the capital.
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The desire to move to one of the best clubs in Madrid will be a blow to FC Barcelona – who have recently been raised as a potential contender for Aymeric Laporte. However, the financial situation of the Camp Nou club has always been a problem.
There had been talk of Joan Laporta’s club offering players in the opposite direction, but Manchester City are highly unlikely to be interested in Sergi Roberto given their existing options at right-back.
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