Plenty of Manchester City fans joined in a debate that was raised on Twitter by @City_Chief, who asked followers to pick their best signing under Pep Guardiola – with one man’s name in particular appearing abundantly.
Who has been our best signing during the Pep Era? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/TmmrIN3X4P
— City Chief (@City_Chief) May 6, 2020
In January 2018, the club broke their transfer record to bring in Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for £57m (as per BBC) and within a few weeks of his arrival he had a Premier League winner’s medal, playing in nine games in City’s record-breaking 100-point campaign.
The French centre-back then enjoyed a magnificent first full season at the Etihad Stadium in which he won four trophies in total, achieved a 92.7% passing success rate, won 2.2 headers per game (putting him in the top four in City’s squad for both metrics) and started 34 league matches as they retained their domestic crown.
The 25-year-old was lauded by Guardiola last season after he set a 19-game record for the longest sequence of unbeaten Premier League starts since the beginning of his time in the division (as per mancity.com), while he has been badly missed this season with a long-term knee injury, with City on the brink of relinquishing their status as league champions to Liverpool.
Who do you think has been Guardiola's best signing at Man City?
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These Manchester City fans on Twitter cited Laporte as the current manager’s best signing at the club ahead of the likes of Bernardo Silva, Ederson and Leroy Sane. Scroll down through a flavour of the Cityzens’ reactions below:
Laporte without question
— Blueblood123 (@Blueblood1233) May 7, 2020
has to be laporte
— dylan harris (@d_harris1234) May 6, 2020
Laporte no question.
— Matthew Bunting (@bunni1966) May 6, 2020
Laporte all day
— BettyCropperEdibles (@davedav20269666) May 6, 2020
Got to be laporte insane is the only word I have to describe how good he is but I mean god himself was a fantastic signing
— zach dahl (@DahlZach) May 6, 2020
Laporte by far
— Paul Pickford (@picky1978) May 7, 2020
Got to be Laporte
— Patrick Ashling (@PatrickAshling) May 6, 2020
Laporte without doubt
— moha (@MohaAbdihamiid) May 6, 2020
Man City fans, who do you think has been Guardiola’s best signing at the Etihad Stadium? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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