Monday , December 5 2022

Laporte Joins Manchester City, Says Farwell to Bilbao

Aymeric Laporte has issued a farewell message to Athletic Bilbao amid speculation of an impending move to Manchester City.

The 23-year-old has been linked with a £60m transfer to Pep Guardiola’s side and was reportedly due to travel to Manchester on Monday.

“To all the Athletic family. I want to thank you for all you have given me,” he wrote in a message on Athletic’s official Twitter account @AtleticClub.

“I arrived as a kid and I’ve grown here as a person and as a footballer.

“My exit, ahead of a new challenge in my professional career, I don’t want it to be a goodbye, but a see you later.

“Here I am leaving a unique club, different and I will never forget you.”

It was reported at the weekend that City had agreed a fee with the Spanish club having triggered his £57m release clause.

The £60m fee would break the club’s transfer record of £55m that they paid for Kevin De Bruyne in 2015.The defender, who has made 19 appearances for the club. SkySports reports.

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