Aymeric Laporte has caused a fair bit of a stir here in the Football Transfer Tavern after Metro claimed that the Athletic Bilbao player has ‘packed his bags’ ahead of a £25 million switch to Manchester United.
Our resident Red Devils fans cannot wait to see some more defensive reinforcements brought into Old Trafford and given the performances of the likes of Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling so far this season, we think it is in Louis van Gaal’s best interests to further add to his options.
That said, Chelsea have also been linked with Laporte with Jose Mourinho seeming to have lost patience with Gary Cahill and his mistakes in recent weeks, and that does not bode well for the England international.
Especially with Chelsea making it very clear that they are in the market for a central defender in the summer.
We think that a January move could well be a bit too soon for the player with both van Gaal and Mourinho keen to wait and make their big moves in the summer.
Chelsea fans. Would you endorse a swoop for Aymeric Laporte or is Kurt Zouma up to the task to become John Terry’s long-term successor? Let us know your thoughts below.
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