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Man United blow as defensive target agrees move elsewhere

Laporte.jpgManchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have had a disappointing start to the weekend after it emerged a prime defensive target is set to join another club.

The Red Devils had their sights set of Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, one of the brightest prospect in La Liga, but the club have been rocked after reports indicated the Basque centre-back has agreed to join Barcelona.

French U21 international Laporte is said to be joining the Catalan giants at the end of the season in a deal worth £35m, which hands a hefty blow to United as it’s stated they have been tracking the impressive youngster for a while.

Barcelona are currently under a transfer embargo but that expires in the New Year, where Luis Enrique’s side are expected to spend big after a year away from the transfer market- although Laporte will have to wait until the end of the season.

United fans in the bar are gutted as they believed Laporte was the perfect target for a long-term defensive position.

Man United fans, would Aymeric Laporte be worth the £35m he costs? Let us know in the comments below!

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