Barcelona have been linked with a move to England with a move for another Spanish player from Manchester City, as they look to sign Aymeric Laporte.
The Catalans have already secured the signing of Ferran Torres but have not yet taken a look at the Citizens defender, although the Athletic Club defender’s contract could be made with the intention of going summer as Blaugrana money will not allow it. such a large transfer before that.
Laporte has been very good to City since re-establishing himself as a first-choice option this season and the club would not be able to let him go lightly. Barcelona are likely to part with nearly 65 million euros for the French-funded French-based club when it meets its 2018 Athletic release clause.
Barcelona wants to reunite Laporte with his overseas team-mate and former Manchester City defender Eric Garcia. With Gerard Pique at the tail end of his career and Garcia still green, Laporte is undoubtedly in his first season and is one of the top defenders in the world.
Since joining the Citizens in January 2018, Laporte has continued to make 123 appearances, scoring nine goals and helping the team lift seven trophies. In 2021, he started playing in Spain after changing his allegiance to France and having played 14 games, becoming a key member of Luis Enrique’s team.