Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has extended his stay with the Citizens for further two-year which commits him to the Blues until 2025.
The £57 million defender who joined City from Spanish La Liga club Athletic Bilbao in January 2018 has been a regular in Pep Guardiola’s squad with the most number of appearances by a City player this season. The Frenchman has played 36 times in all competitions this season.
“I could not be happier to commit my long-term future to Manchester City,” Laporte said. “Since the day I arrived here, I have been made to feel welcome by Pep and all the players.
“This Club offers me everything I need to improve my game. I’ve already made great strides and I want to continue getting better and better.
“Obviously, I want to win silverware and I feel City is the best place for to fulfil all my ambitions.”
He’s staying! 🙌
🔥 @Laporte 🔥
— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 22, 2019
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “Aymeric is a huge talent and the fact he has committed his best years to us is something to celebrate.
“We knew before we brought him here that he had outstanding potential but his improvement over the past 12 months has been exceptional.
“We want to construct a young, vibrant side, and Aymeric fits perfectly into our plans. His style of play suits us and his attitude since the day he arrived has been first class.
“He can be as good as he wants to be, and Manchester City will be a better side with him in it over the coming seasons.”
A versatile defender who can play either as a left-back or a centre-back, Aymeric Laporte connects well with John Stones, who are speculated to be the future of City’s defence.