Journalist Pete O’Rourke claims that Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City has been demoted by his productive teammates
The Spanish defender has had his most difficult season in Manchester to date, according to O’Rourke, who also asserts that Guardiola now sees Akanji and Dias as superior to him.
According to BBC Sport, Laporte transferred from Athletic Bilbao to City in the beginning of 2018 for a then-club-record transfer price of £57 million. He didn’t do much for Man City’s famed “Centurions” campaign, but he rapidly made a name for himself as a top defender who would excel the following year.
According to 90min, the Man City defender is in demand from some of Europe’s top teams, including Tottenham Hotspur and PSG, because of his limited playing time under manager Pep Guardiola. According to Football Transfers, the North Londoners want to upgrade their defensive unit by bringing in the seasoned Laporte, who has made 171 appearances for the Citizens.
Laporte is without a doubt one of the top centre backs in football, and any team would be happy to have him on staff. When you represent Manchester City, you’re always open to rotation because Pep Guardiola has a wealth of quality at his disposal. Laporte should consider that when evaluating his future.
Laporte has only appeared seven times in the Premier League this season, but according to Sofascore, he has a rating of 6.94. Laporte made 35 domestic appearances in his best season under Pep Guardiola and averaged 1.8 clearances per game, which was the second-highest rate among his Man City teammates, according to WhoScored.
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