Man City To Offer Laporte New Contract
By Max Wise
English champions Manchester City are so much impressed by the performances of Aymeric Laporte that they want to offer the Frenchman a new deal just over a year after signing him from Athletic Bilbao for a then club record fee of £57m, predictionboard.com sources understand.
The 24-year-old is the only outfield player to have played every minute of Manchester City’s Premier League title defence so far this season.
Laporte signed a five year deal when he joined Manchester City in January 2018, meaning he still has four years left on his contract but City are leaving no stone unturned in offering him fresh terms.
Laporte has formed a formidable partnership with English defender John Stones at the heart of the City defense which has seen them concede just 20 times in the league all season.
Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain’s negotiations with Laporte’s representatives are reportedly going smoothly, with no hiccups in sight, which will see a substantial rise in his wages.
Laporte will follow in the footsteps of Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and goalkeeper Ederson, who have all penned fresh terms with the Citizens this season.
Despite his impressive performances for Manchester City, Laporte is yet to get a taste of senior international football for France.
Laporte has made 35 appearances in all competitions for Manchester City this season scoring four goals, two in the Premier League and two in the Champions League.