Manchester City fans in the Football Transfer Tavern hope they can quickly get their summer signings done quickly after Metro revealed they are looking to sign Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte.
If City can get this transfer done and dusted it would give them a huge boost in the window because Arsenal and arch rivals Manchester United are also interested.
Because City are set to pursue plenty of players this summer and if they can secure this one early on, it may convince other targets to come in to the Etihad.
Laporte, who is a French Under-21 international, has picked up rave reviews this year in Spain and at such a young age he would be expected to stay at City for the long term.
His £30m buy-out clause truly reflects his potential and the Citizens are hoping they can secure his signature for a fee in the region of £25m.
City’s board are expected to give, whoever the manager is in the summer, full backing to secure Laporte after the club have scouted him on several occasions and the fact that their director of football Txiki Begiristain is also a big fan of the Frenchman.
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