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Report: Manchester City plan on keeping 'outstanding' ace; 27-year-old linked with move to big-five league

Manchester City plan on keeping Aymeric Laporte despite reports linking the defender with an exit, according to AS.

The publication is claiming that the Citizens don’t want to sign a central defender this summer.

Laporte has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer.

A move to La Liga has been touted with Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona all potential destinations.

However, the latest updates seem to suggest the ‘outstanding‘ Spaniard is set to remain in the northwest.

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He endured a tough season last campaign, featuring just 27 times across all competitions. Laporte missed out on the starting XI for the Champions League final as City loss 1-0 to Chelsea.

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TBR View: News Manchester City plan on keeping Laporte proves confusing

News that Manchester City plan on keeping Laporte proves confusing. The defender endured a miserable season as he played back-up to John Stones and Ruben Dias.

His lack of starts has led to various reports over his mindset. One such outlet claimed that the defender wants an exit after becoming upset over his season with the club.

It would seem difficult to retain the services of a player who doesn’t see his future at the club.

Pep Guardiola may have to enter the market for reinforcements if Laporte leaves.

The moves would beg a question over the outfit’s strategy in the transfer market.

Whilst constantly refreshing your squad with signings is a great move, it seriously hampers with the chemistry.

Laporte has gone from being the club’s best defender to a bench option in a matter of years.

His situation highlights how City have failed in the transfer market despite their seemingly flawless recruitment.

They create competition with their constant big money signings, however, it also creates disharmony.

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