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Flashback: Man City sign Aymeric Laporte

Flashback: Man City sign Aymeric Laporte

Given how well Man City were doing in January 2018, it is hard to imagine what they could have done to improve their squad. 

However, Pep Guardiola and The Cityzens were always hungry to get better and better, and the signing of Aymeric Laporte was indicative of this.

City signed the then-23-year-old Laporte from La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao for a fee of £57m, which was obviously a lot, but was a sign of how highly regarded the Frenchman was.

Being very comfortable with the ball at his feet, and a very astute defender, this was the signing that was believed to take Guardiola’s City team to the next level.

This is what the fans had to say:

Laporte was brought in for a reason- to guide City to the Premier League- and it is fair to say that he helped not only win the title but the League Cup as well.

However, it has been this season where the Frenchman has proven to be a favourite of Guardiola’s, and a mainstay in the Spaniard’s squad. He has played over 150 minutes more than any other outfield player in blue this season, and has blown any other centre-back at the club out the water.

Bizarrely, he is still yet to play for France, which many Man City fans will struggle to understand why. Nonetheless, he is appreciated at The Etihad.

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