'Niceeee', 'Makes so much sense': Some Man City fans urge club to sign 'perfect' Laporte replacement
Some Manchester City fans were reacting after links with a move for Raphael Varane.
According to The Athletic, Chelsea are also interested in the defender.
But, Manchester United are reportedly leading the race for the Real Madrid ace.
Real Madrid are increasingly resigned to losing Raphael Varane this summer. Varane has just a year to run on his current contract and has yet to agree terms on a new deal.
Meanwhile, the Citizens are said to be keen on keeping Aymeric Laporte beyond this summer. Pep Guardiola doesn’t want to sign a central defender this summer.
TBR View: Varane move would increase the level of competition at Manchester City
A move for Varane would increase the level of competition at Manchester City. There are currently four top-level centre-backs in Nathan Ake, Ruben Dias, John Stones and Laporte.
However, the 28-year-old’s haul of three La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues would add some staggering experience. The club’s lack of experience was quite evident in last month’s final as they lost 1-0 to the Blues.
On the other hand, adding a fifth centre-back would have disastrous consequence. Laporte is already said to be unhappy due to his lack of game time last campaign.
Signing Varane would pose more problems than it would solve, even if he was to increase the level of competition.
Here is how fans reacted…
Varane and 10 mil for Laporte makes so much sense— maxballin (@maxballin1) June 23, 2021
Straight swap for Laporte, simple & good business with €20m coming our way as well— 👕TonytheManc👕 💙life will get better guys 💙 (@tonythemanc) June 23, 2021
Get him if we sell Laporte, Dias and Varane partnership would be insane— 💙🐐 (@Bruynetime) June 23, 2021
IF WE SELL LAPORTE THEN HES PERFECTTTTTTT— Cyrus 🙇🏻♂️ (@SilkyCyrus_74) June 23, 2021
Perfect replacement for laporte. I love laporte but we are covered at center back. 120m + Laporte & Jesus for kane. Let's make it happen.— FPL Jammy (@fpljammy) June 23, 2021
Niceeee https://t.co/Bx3CAe1mRY— GlazersOut (@PavleUTD) June 23, 2021