According to transfer insider Dean Jones, it is now “likely” that Manchester City will lose Aymeric Laporte during the upcoming summer transfer window. Laporte, who has spent much of this season on the City bench, is reportedly unhappy with the lack of playing time afforded to him by manager Pep Guardiola. As a result, Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain have been offered the opportunity to sign the Spanish international.
Although Laporte has won four Premier League titles during his time with City, it seems that his desire for more first-team minutes will force him to look elsewhere. He arrived at the club for a then-club record fee of £57 million and has made 171 appearances for the team, becoming a fixture in the starting lineup.
With his experience in both the Premier League and Europe, Laporte is likely to attract interest from clubs across the continent. However, it remains to be seen where he will end up playing next season, and although Tottenham is said to be interested, Jones has expressed doubts about the validity of those rumors.
Jones speaking with GIVEMESPORT: “We’ve reported before that Laporte is likely to be one of the exits if they’re going to happen. I would question whether he would go to Tottenham. I’m not sure that that’s the sort of move Laporte has on his agenda if he’s going to actually look to leave Manchester City. From everything I’ve heard, he would be looking to move abroad and wouldn’t actually be looking to stay in the Premier League. So I’m not so sure about Tottenham as a landing spot.”