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Deal seemingly close as Manchester City reportedly agree major January move

Manchester City have allegedly agreed on a deal to sign Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte for a huge fee, much to the delight of the Sky Blues who prop up the bar here in the Transfer Tavern. 

According to Italian transfer guru, Di Marzio, the Citizens have agreed on a fee to sign Aymeric Laporte from Atheltic Bilbao.

The 23-year-old is extensively considered as one of the most proficient and technically gifted defenders on the planet, which is a strong indicator of the ambition that Manchester City are showing in the transfer market. It can also be perceived as a sign of how intent Pep Guardiola’s team are on winning the Premier League title.

Our resident City fans in the Transfer Tavern are lining up for another drink in celebration of the news, as they look to welcome another defensive addition under the guidance of Pep Guardiola.

It is believed that the French defender will undertake a medical on Tuesday before completing his transfer to Manchester City.

Landlord’s verdict

Laporte is widely renowned as one of the most competent defenders in the game. Despite being 23-years-old, Laporte has already attained 222 appearances for Bilbao, testifying his capacity to thrive in one of the most respected leagues in world football. He seems to be the perfect fit for Guardiola.

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