Tottenham Hotspur have just signed a new coach in Ange Postecoglou and the team is already on its toes. The Australian has announced his expectations from the club and wants to bring back the lost glory of Mauricio Pochettino.
It’s an unsaid obviousness that he will shuffle the present team and the first man on his radar is Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte. The Spanish international will most likely leave the Champions after the likes of Nathan Ake and Akanji getting preferred starts from Pep Guardiola.
Aymeric Laporte has been under Aston Villa Unai Emery’s radar for a long time and the former Villarreal coach wants to strengthen his defence in the coming season. Emery is also in talks with signing his compatriot Pau Torres who accompanies him excellently in the defensive line.
Laporte could only make 12 appearances this season and a player of his quality would demand game time. It is reported that he is looking to leave Manchester City and wants to continue playing in the Premier League.
Aymeric Laporte himself agreed that he was not that happy this season after being asked by the reporters of MEN. He said : “Personally, much less than other seasons. It’s true that I’ve played a bit less but the most important thing is the team, the points, the matches and the trophies.”
Aymeric Laporte on how much he has enjoyed the season: “Personally, much less than other seasons. It’s true that I’ve played a bit less but the most important thing is the team, the points, the matches and the trophies…” [via @TeleFootball]
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Under Unai Emery, Aston Villa looks to move only upwards and onwards which should give Laporte a reason to switch clubs. The Villans are also playing European competition this season which Laporte enjoys being a part of, although not as much as he would have if Villa had qualified for the Champions League; maybe he can help them do so next season.
The same will be the case with Tottenham Hotspur where he would love to play as a pivot and help the team get back to winning ways and days of playing Champions League Football. Both the clubs would be more than willing to pay £40 million for the defender and we only have to see where he wishes to play now.