LAPORTE IS AN OLD 'CULÉ' TARGET
Laporte, a signing that Barça has been pursuing for more than a decade
Published:18/06/2021 - 10:13h
Updated:18/06/2021 - 10:13h
FC Barcelona has had Aymeric Laporte on its list of goals for almost ten years. The culés have always shown a special interest in the French and now they hope to be able to convince City to transfer him
Joan Laporta has hartado of some players of the current staff of the FC Barcelona and this summer will try to begin a revolution. The president has put on sale to all the secondary actors of the Barça, beginning for example by Samuel Umtiti and finishing by Junior Firpo. Besides, to Philippe Coutinho, Miralem Pjanic or Martin Braithwaite also looks for them gone out to do all the possible box and reduce the mass salarial to do gap to the signings.
One of the zones of the field where the Barça needs to improve more is in defence, that has gone back to be his weak point a campaign more. Of the central of the team, only Ronald Araújo and Gerard Hammered (if it recovers his best physical tone) seem to have level of indisputable. Neither Clément Lenglet neither Samuel Umtiti convince, whereas Óscar Mingueza and Eric García seem to be still something green. Besides, of them they will go out with total security 'Big Sam' and it is necessary to see which raisin with Lenglet and Hammered.
By these doubts, the club wants to fichar a central of level and hierarchy to reinforce the centre of the saga. One of the favourites and the one who better planted is right now is Aymeric Laporte, defender of the Manchester City and now international by Spain. The French with Spanish passport wants to be more important of what has been up to now in the English group, and by this reason would see well a change of airs that allow him have more opportunities.
By his part, the Barça sees in him a successor of level for the veteran Hammered, since it is a prototype of similar defender. The Frenchman has an exit of balloon very aseada, technically is good to play backwards, goes well of head and is fast to the crossing. Qualities that did that in 2018 the City paid 65 million euros to carry it of the Athletic Club and that also caused that the own Barcelona have been him following from does more than ten years.
The Barça interested by Laporte in his starts
The group barcelonista has to Laporte in his diary since it began to despuntar in Bilbao with alone 18 years, does already 11. In this moment, nevertheless, the club did not believe timely to bet by him, since in the first team the central were Carles Puyol, the own Hammered, Javier Mascherano and Marc Bartra that it was the big hope for the future. The bet of the Barcelona was the canterano and preferred leave happen the option to go to by the French.
Little by little, Aymeric was improving his performance in Saint Mamés and his price was increasing until the point to turn into a millionaire signing. The Catalans did not lose him of sight, but did not dare to give the definite step. In 2016, his price already was of 65 'kilos', that went the money that paid the City to do with him by means of the payment of his clause of rescission. Now, after not triumphing as it expected in Manchester, the Barcelona has gone back to launch to by him and expects that this was at last the defeated.