Manchester City fans are far from happy after it was suggested that Pep Guardiola could replace Aymeric Laporte with Pau Torres if the former departs the Etihad Stadium this summer.
Laporte made the move to City in January 2018, and initially made a big impact at the club. During the 2018/19 campaign, he played a key role in the Citizens’ Premier League success, making 35 appearances in the league as City won the title (Transfermarkt).
However, he picked up a serious injury towards the start of the following campaign and found himself playing second fiddle to Ruben Dias and John Stones last season.
He has been linked with a return to Spain recently, especially to Barcelona (Sport). Now, according to Sam Lee of The Athletic, City will try to sign Torres if Laporte departs. The 24-year-old Villarreal man has a €65m (£55.9m) release clause in his contract.
Would you take Torres over Laporte?
The news was relayed on Twitter by @City_Xtra, and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters. They took to the social media platform to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the Pau Torres link below
“He’s not nearly as good I assure you. Don’t make that mistake.”
“Yep bring in another Spanish bruddah to not be 1st choice and pay a Ridiculous release clause. The CITEH WAY!”
“50 mil on a needed left back NO, 50 mil on a 3rd/4th choice CB, YES???”
“This is getting pathetic now, we’re already full of unhappy players because we have a ridiculous stacked squad full of world-class players. Guardiola might be a fraud”
“The Pep Out people might have been right”
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