Spanish centre back Aymeric Laporte has left Manchester City to join Saudi side Al-Nassr, the two clubs announced on Thursday. Financial details were not disclosed but British media reported Al-Nassr paid a transfer fee of €27.5 million for the 29-year-old defender who had two years left on his City contract.
Laporte is Al-Nassr’s sixth major foreign signing in the close season after Sadio Mane, Marcelo Brozovic, Alex Telles, Seko Fofana and Otavio. The club signed Cristiano Ronaldo last season.
“I am proud to have represented Manchester City over the last six seasons… I will always be a City fan and I look forward to seeing you all again,” he said. Signed in the January transfer window of the 2017-18 season from Athletic Bilbao, Laporte went on to become an integral member of City’s back line and made 180 appearances for the Premier League side in all competitions.
He won five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, three League Cups and the Champions League during his time at City. But he fell down the pecking order last season with Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji and Nathan Ake preferred in central defence.
13 major trophies. An amazing City career.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 24, 2023
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