Aymeric Laporte’s future at Manchester City has been cast into doubt as the defender has fallen down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola.
With the arrival of Josko Gvardiol also looming, Laporte’s playing time could be further reduced. Reports suggest that Juventus is among the interested clubs and Manchester City would demand around €30 million (£25 million) for his transfer.
Laporte’s Uncertain Future
Aymeric Laporte’s position at Manchester City has become uncertain in recent months, as he has seen limited playing time under Guardiola.
The impressive performances of John Stones, Ruben Dias, and Manuel Akanji during City’s successful treble-winning campaign have pushed Aymeric Laporte to the sidelines. With the Premier League title secured, Laporte was mainly restricted to appearances in the league.
Manchester City’s Focus on Josko Gvardiol
Manchester City has set their sights on Josko Gvardiol as their primary target, following the signing of Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea. Gvardiol’s potential arrival from RB Leipzig would further limit Laporte’s opportunities on the pitch. Sky Sports Italia, via Tutto Juve, reports that Guardiola would be open to selling Laporte, considering the circumstances.
To part ways with Aymeric Laporte, Manchester City is demanding a fee of approximately £25 million. This would allow the club to recoup a significant portion of the £57 million they originally spent on the Spanish defender five years ago. However, Juventus is hopeful of negotiating the fee down to a more favourable figure.
Guardiola’s Resistance to Paris Saint-Germain’s Pursuit of Bernardo Silva
In another transfer development, Guardiola is reportedly doing everything he can to block Paris Saint-Germain’s attempts to secure Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese midfielder’s future has been the subject of speculation, with PSG and Barcelona expressing interest.
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Despite Silva’s desire for new challenges, Guardiola is determined to keep him at Manchester City, making it difficult for PSG to progress further in their pursuit.
Aymeric Laporte’s future at Manchester City hangs in the balance as the club considers offers and the arrival of Josko Gvardiol could further limit his playing time.
With Juventus among the interested parties, Manchester City is demanding a fee of around £25 million for the defender’s transfer. In a similar vein, Guardiola is adamant about retaining Bernardo Silva, blocking Paris Saint-Germain’s advances.
The coming weeks will reveal how these transfer sagas unfold and whether Laporte and Silva will remain with Manchester City or seek new challenges elsewhere.