Saudi Arabian giants, Al-Nassr, have secured the signature of Spanish defender Aymeric Laporte for a move worth £23.5 Million
THE TURNING POINT: Manchester City have confirmed the departure of Aymeric Laporte to Saudi Pro League, marking the end of his illustrious six-season career with City, during which he played a pivotal role in accumulating a trove of trophies.
Laporte’s next chapter sees him embarking on a new adventure, as he joins Saudi Pro League powerhouse Al-Nassr on a permanent transfer, a deal that’s worth £23.5 million ($30 million).
Aymeric Laporte will now wear the Jersey of Al-Nassr with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane.
Aymeric Laporte with Man City
Aymeric Laporte’s journey at Man City began in January 2018 when he made a record-breaking transfer from Athletic Club, with the then club record fee of £57 million ($72 million). Over the course of his tenure, the Spaniard made his mark in the blue jersey, gracing the pitch in 180 matches and contributing significantly to the club’s astounding collection of 13 major trophies.
However, the past year saw Laporte’s role within the squad dwindled, as he found himself on the periphery, making just 24 appearances across all competitions even as Manchester City triumphed in a historic treble.
What Laporte Said:
“I am proud to have represented Manchester City over the last six seasons. When I first joined, I was excited about the prospect of winning trophies. However, I could not have imagined the success we would go on to achieve together,”
“I would like to thank the coaches, my team-mates and of course the brilliant City fans for all of their support throughout my time in Manchester. I will always be a City fan and I look forward to seeing you all again.”Laporte told City’s official website.