Manchester City fans react as Aymeric Laporte is linked with FC Barcelona transfer
Aymeric Laporte is a surprise target for FC Barcelona this summer.
Furthermore, Barcelona are believed to be plotting a move for the centre-back.
The Athletic reported earlier this week that Laporte is considering his options this summer after losing out on a first-team place to John Stones and Ruben Dias.
Aymeric Laporte could leave this summer
Although Laporte is yet to put a foot wrong for City since joining in January 2018, the form of Stones and Dias has seen the Spanish international demoted to the bench for most of the season.
Indeed, Laporte made 27 appearances last season for City. However, the French-born centre-back started just 14 Premier League games.
Despite a potential summer transfer on the horizon, City supporters on social media want Laporte to remain with the club.
Here’s what some fans had to say on Twitter about the surprising news…
Thanks Pep for the wrong selection in UCL final, insisting on playing the out of form Sterling and losing the final… The players want to leave, the team is falling apart.— Nizar K (@Nyzo_k) June 3, 2021
Why on earth would you want to lose one of worlds top CBs. Just rotate properly, but nah, Guardiola playing Garcia over him was more important.— Vvk (@vvk_blc) June 3, 2021
Big big mistake— Yusuf Arouni (@YKMCFC) June 3, 2021
Can’t believe we’re keeping stones over Laporte— Josh🦧 (@mcfcjosh9320) June 3, 2021
If Barca offer 100 million plus Messi, maybe!— Paul Portlock-Smith (@Portlocks) June 3, 2021
Are they going to sell the whole squad to Barcelona 😭— Shane (@Shanologymcfc) June 3, 2021
As reported by BBC Sport, Laporte was once a club-record signing for City, costing the club £57m.
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