Spanish defender Aymeric Laporte could leave Manchester City in the summer to make a move to Barcelona.
Laporte’s time at Man City is a curious case. Once undroppable for Pep Guardiola, he now finds himself as a fringe player with the manager preferring the likes of Nathan Ake to the Spaniard.
As Manchester City fans, the thought of Aymeric Laporte leaving the club is a worrying prospect. The Frenchman has been a key player for us since his arrival in 2018, and losing him would undoubtedly weaken our defence.
That being said, the recent reports of Laporte’s frustration at his playing time and his alleged contact with Barcelona are concerning. If he does leave, it will be a big blow to our squad, but we have to trust in Pep Guardiola’s transfer plans.
If Laporte does leave, it’s reassuring to know that Guardiola is already considering potential replacements. Josko Gvardiol has been mentioned as a possible replacement, and his performances for RB Leipzig have caught the eye of many top European clubs.
Of course, Laporte is a world-class defender, and replacing him won’t be easy. But Guardiola has a track record of identifying and developing talented players, so we can have faith in his ability to find a suitable replacement.
Ultimately, if Laporte does leave for Barcelona, we wish him all the best. He has been a fantastic servant for Manchester City, and we will always be grateful for his contributions to the club.
However, we hope that Laporte stays at the Etihad Stadium and continues to play an important role in our pursuit of silverware. He has shown time and time again that he is a top-class defender, and we believe that he still has a lot to offer Manchester City.