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Aymeric Laporte | Defensemen | #14

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/27/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 187

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Manchester City completed the club record signing of uncapped French centre-back Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao early on Tuesday.
The deal is believed to amount to £57 million ($80.5 million). According to reports, City had planned to purchase Laporte in the summer but circumstances dictated that they made a move earlier for the 23 year-old whom they first pursued 18 months ago. Whilst Pep Guardiola refused to say whether the necessary paperwork was filed ahead of the 12 noon deadline London time on Tuesday which would have made Laporte available to face West Brom on Wednesday, Pep did state that the player is ready to fit straight into the City first XI. Guardiola said: "Yes, because he's fit, he's played in the last period, of course he has to adapt. The Premier League is special in many senses but he's intelligent, he will read the situation." Pep also said that he is "95%" sure that City's transfer business is done for the window, praising Mangala and saying that he will not be departing the club. Jan 30 - 10:48 AM
Source: Sky Sports

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