Ayemeric Laporte Transfer News: According to Sergio Fernandez’s report, Ayemeric Laporte wants to leave Manchester City and join Barcelona so that he may return to his native Spain. The Spanish national team’s 28-year-old midfielder is also of interest to Premier League club Newcastle United.
The defender has had contacts with Arturo Canales, a potential agent. Canales also represents Xavi Hernandez, the manager of Barcelona. The Catalan giants have a leg up on the competition for his services since he wants to play for Barcelona and they have Canales on staff. The report also indicates that the defender is prepared to reduce his pay expectations in order to close the deal.
In order to contend on all fronts next season, Barcelona will need to strengthen their roster. Although they have had a successful season in La Liga, their European campaign has been less than stellar. The Blaugrana will be aiming for a strong Champions League showing next season, therefore they need to strengthen their roster.
Ayemeric Laporte Transfer News: Barcelona and Newcastle United have both been mentioned as possible destinations for Aymeric Laporte should he leave Manchester City this summer
He could easily afford to sign Laporte. He is not expected to command a high price given his prominence at Manchester City. Jules Kounde and Ronald Araujo are two excellent options for Barcelona at centre-back. However, Xavi has sometimes started them at right back. In addition, recent days have seen rumours that Eric Garcia may return to the Premier League.
Adding Laporte to Barcelona’s roster would be a smart move. He’s at the height of his abilities right now and might have a major influence right away. The 28-year-old has experience playing in Spain after having spent time with Athletic Club.
However, Newcastle also needs to improve their squad by recruiting more talented players. They’re in a good position to qualify for the Champions League but may need a stronger roster to compete on the European stage. They’re more equipped than Barcelona is. However, the player’s desire to play for Barcelona might be a major factor in the deal. First, Newcastle must win over Laporte for their cause.