Manchester City fans fume as club reportedly might sell 'world class' Aymeric Laporte to Barcelona
FC Barcelona could sign Aymeric Laporte this summer with Manchester City reportedly open to selling the defender.
Sport claim that FC Barcelona are interested in the Spanish centre-back, and that City are willing to open negotiations for former Athletic Bilbao star.
Laporte lost his starting XI place in the City team following the arrival of Ruben Dias and the revival of John Stones. Furthermore, reports suggest the defender could leave this summer.
Laporte could join Aguero and Garcia in Barcelona
Indeed, Barcelona have already signed two players from City in the past few weeks in the form of Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia.
Laporte, though, will cost the Catalan club a pretty penny if they were to make an approach for the defender.
Despite not featuring much for City this season, supporters on social media want Laporte to stay with the club.
Here’s what some fans had to say on Twitter about the rumours of Laporte potentially leaving for Barcelona…
🤣🤣 if we sell Laporte Txiki needs sacking— Nathan🤘 (@DiasCEO) June 6, 2021
No,no,no, why sell our best players,yes he didn't play every game last season but he will next season I'm sure,where do these statements come from, media probably 😤 pic.twitter.com/ZOjCmFR16y— Barry W Hughes (@Barry19W) June 6, 2021
Why😳? He's world class, and you have him at the bench, surely selling him would be beneficial, no?— KS1996 (@KareemS22618668) June 6, 2021
We don’t want to lose him. It’s not that long ago we were using his absence for our performance in 19/20 season.— Stephen Jordan (@flashcity69) June 6, 2021
We need to keep him, he's quality— GLENN (@gbmcfc) June 6, 2021
Moreover, Laporte joined City in January 2018 and has been key to the club winning two Premier League titles in the past three seasons.
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