Manchester City to boost defense by activating release clause for Aymeric Laporte

23 years old Athletic Bilbao’s star defender Aymeric Laporte which has a release clause of 57 million pounds is eyeing move to the premier league. It is reported that Manchester City is ready to trigger his release clause to lure him to Etihad.

Manchester City searching for a new center back this season has identified Laporte as a top target. Due to injury problems of Vincent Kompany and John Stones, Pep Guardiola is keen to strengthen his defense by welcoming Laporte to Manchester City this season. Bad performance from John Stones and Mangala is forcing Pep to buy a new center back this season. So Laporte seems to be the center back that has caught Pep’s eyes.

According to the journal Mundo Deportivo, Athletic Bilbao is searching for Laporte’s replacement. Inigo Martinez and Nacho Monreal are said to be two center backs that Athletic Bilbao is scouting to fill the void left by Laporte.

Laporte also seems to be ready for agreeing to terms with Manchester City as he is eyeing for Premier league move and has a chance to play in Champions league. It seems that Athletic Bilbao will sell Laporte this season to Manchester City since they are getting huge offer including add-on.