Aymeric Laporte, a talented centre-back who has been playing for Manchester City, could be on the move this summer. Despite being a key player in the past, he has fallen down the pecking order in Pep Guardiola’s squad, making just eight appearances in the Premier League this season.
According to rumours, Laporte has decided to leave Manchester City in the summer and has attracted interest from several parties, including AC Milan, Juventus, and Newcastle United. However, it appears that Laporte has his sights set on joining Barcelona.
The Challenge of Signing Laporte for Barcelona
While Barcelona already have a number of centre-backs in their squad, Laporte dreams of playing for the Catalan giants. Nevertheless, signing Laporte would be expensive and consume a significant portion of Barcelona’s budget. Additionally, Barcelona is currently focused on reducing its wage bill by over €200 million, which may hinder Laporte’s potential move to the club.
Despite the obstacles, Laporte may be willing to reduce his wages to join Barcelona. However, the club is now looking at other positions to fill, such as left-wing, defensive midfield, and central midfield. Athletic Club is also interested in bringing Laporte back to the club, but his high salary could make the operation difficult.
Overall, it appears that Laporte’s dream move to Barcelona is unlikely to happen this summer. Although he is highly-rated at the club, Barcelona has other priorities and needs to balance its budget. Regardless, Laporte is a talented player who is sure to attract interest from other clubs, and it will be interesting to see where he ends up next.