Juventus keen on Manchester City centre-back Aymeric Laporte
The defensive department of the Juventus squad needs quality additions this summer.
Recent reports in Italy suggest that Juventus are keen on Manchester City centre-back Aymeric Laporte.
The 27-year-old has been with Manchester City since 2018, having signed for the club from Athletic Bilbao for 65 million euros. The Spain international’s current deal expires in 2025.
The centre-back registered two goals in 27 appearances across all competitions last season.
The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Spain. As a member of Spain national football team, Laporte won 7 caps and he scored one goal.
The Spain international is out of the picture at Manchester City, which has opened the door for a potential exit.
The Italian ginats are looking to sign a centre-back and have identified the 27-year-old as potential transfer target.
Massimiliano Allegri is a firm fan of Manchester City centre-back and Juventus could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
Juventus are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The Manchester City centre-back heavily relies on his ability to read the game. It is coupled with his sensible tackling and an excellent sense of positioning, allowing him to repel most of the danger in the defensive third. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Juventus have expressed interest in Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte. Tuttosport says Juve are keen on the Spain international, knowing he is unsettled at the Premier League champions. Juve are eyeing Laporte after losing Merih Demiral to Atalanta last week. The Bianconeri will seek a loan deal for Laporte, though know they face competition from Barcelona. For his part, Laporte is eager to leave City in search of regular first team football.”
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If Juventus can agree on a fee with City, the deal should be easy to complete.
It is claimed that Manchester City are open to letting Laporte go.
Good signing for Juventus?
If Laporte is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Juventus.
A move away from Manchester will not be only the best move for Laporte, but also for the club.
He will be an ideal choice for Massimiliano Allegri as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.
It will be interesting to see if Juve make their move for the 27-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.