The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern are beginning to get quite excited at recent reports regarding their side’s apparent transfer targets. The Citizens have had a quiet month so far, but that appears to be set to change over the coming week or so.
Rated at £22.5 million by Transfer Markt, Laporte is a fantastic young defender that has been impressing in La Liga for a number of years. Strong in the air, comfortable with the ball at his feet and a real dominating force at the back, he ticks all the boxes for Pep Guardiola
Unsurprisingly, all this transfer talk has left the Man City fans over on Twitter feeling very excited indeed. The signing of Laporte, for many, appears to have been received fantastically, with supporters recognising Pep Guardiola’s deficiencies in defence.
When combined with talk of a potential move for Fred, also via Goal, there is a near unanimous sense of delight amongst the Citizens over on Twitter. Whilst they’re clearly pleased with the squad at Guardiola’s disposal, they’re very excited to see it get even better.
Take a look at a number of responses below…
Pep obviously wants this player. On this basis the club should go all out to sign him.
— Danny (@dannyyoung35) January 23, 2018
Either Laporte or Inigo would be top signings and would replace Vinny perfectly
— antonio giusti (@ItsJustBanter33) January 23, 2018
He’s had a stormer
— Mancitybobby (@mancitybobby) January 23, 2018
— Colin Lawton (@Colin_Lawton1) January 23, 2018
Laporte's form at Bilbao's almost completely irrelevant when you consider Otamendi's form before a few months of coaching under Guardiola, or Delph's form in a secondary position. Seems a hell of a lot of money, but could hypothetically get eight or nine years out of him. #mcfc
— Gläůber Bęrty (@GlauberBerty) January 23, 2018
— Fer Montantes (@jofer_ms) January 23, 2018
Laporte can also play LB. man honestly can’t wait till he comes
— #MontrealNBA2020 (@subbanholic) January 23, 2018
Laporte please guys
— Blitzen (@TSSJeff) January 23, 2018
Fred and Laporte in January please please make it happen would be best jan window ever addressing our big needs
— MCFC 1894 (@ManCityArmy1894) January 23, 2018
Man City fans – thoughts?
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