Manchester City have finally got their man.
After long negotiations that forced The Citizens to pay for Aymeric Laporte’s release clause, the Spanish-French centre-back is details away from confirming his transfer to Manchester City. In fact, the player himself waved goodbye to the fans on the club’s Twitter account.
As such, Laporte is set to become City’s record signing for £57 million. He will undoubtedly arrive to the side as a player capable of becoming a first-team starter right away, but he will have to compete for a spot at the back with the likes of Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones and, when healthy, Vincent Kompany.
Laporte has settled himself as one of the top centre-backs in Europe this season, and this was not the first time he had been linked with a move away from Bilbao. Manchester United had also expressed interest on the player in the past, but the Citizens have managed to land him on timely fashion just before the end of the current transfer window.
At 23 yars old, Laporte has all the time in the world to continue his growth, but there is no question he is one of the top young centre-backs in Europe. He has enough potential to become a world-class player, and Pep Guardiola will undoubtedly push him to the top, as he has done wtih several other young players in the past.