Aymeric Laporte, linked to Barcelona, Manchester City and Real Madrid

Aymeric Laporte, linked to Barcelona, Manchester City and Real Madrid


Real Madrid, Manchester City and Barcelona will fight for the signing of the young French defender Aymeric Laporte. The currently Athletic Bilbao player has done another good season and many important sides are very interested in his services. This will not be the first summer that different squads want to sign him, but it looks like in the next transfer market he is going to leave the Basque team with the aim of growing as a player in a club that fight for the titles. According to British newspaper, The Independent, these three squads want to sign him in the next summer transfer market.

Laporte has great physical and technical qualities and a good margin of progression to become in the future in one of the best full backs in all the world. He is only 23 years old and a jump to club with bigger aspirations than Athletic could serve him to improve even more his qualities. The big problem in that the Basque team doesn’t want to sell him and they will not negotiate with any club if they don’t pay the release clause. The French defender has a release clause of €65M and if one of these teams want to sign him they must accept that they will need to pay that amount of money.

Guardiola wants to sign many players this season and he is thinking in Laporte, with the goal of improving Manchester City’s defense, while Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona’s new manager) will like to continue having him after being together during many years in Athletic Bilbao. Real Madrid also want to sign him, although they already have three good full backs as Varane, Ramos and Nacho and te possible return of Jesus Vallejo after being on loan this year at Eintracht Frankfurt. Zinedine Zidane likes Laporte’s qualities and he knows that with his signing, he will have the most complete team in Europe.


  1. RM are welcome to him, as City no longer have an interest in acquiring him after he used them to secure a big contract extension with a massive release clause. Frankly, for the amount of his release clause, I think RM can do much, much better than Laporte in this summer window.