Laporte has been instrumental during City's three Premier League title wins since joining from Athletic Bilbao in January 2018 Former Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has given his verdict on Aymeric Laporte amid alleged Barcelona interest. Garcia left the Catalan club for City in 2017, featuring 35 times for Pep Guardiola's side before deciding against signing a new contract with the Blues.
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Record goalscorer Sergio Aguero has vacated the coveted number 10 squad number after joining Barcelona on a free transfer. Waiting for a new signing to pick out the squad number they will wear is almost as exciting as the transfer itself. Such is the way in modern football, there will no doubt be a mad rush for supporters to have their Manchester City shirts printed, with their favourite player on the back, once the official list is released.
Manchester City are chasing a striker in the summer transfer window and a number of top players are on show at the European Championship Manchester City have been told how Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku have improved their games in recent years. City are searching for a No.9 as a priority this summer, having allowed club record scorer Sergio Aguero to depart, and Kane is one of their top targets alongside Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland.
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood finished 12th last season - behind the likes of Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and Barcelona's Ansu Fati Manchester United winger Mason Greenwood and Man City's duo of Filip Stevanovic and Adrian Bernabe were all included on the 2021 Golden Boy award shortlist. Greenwood enjoyed a stellar second half of the season with the Reds, scoring 12 goals and chipping in with a further six assists last term to help earn him a place in England's provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020 before pulling out with an injury.
The Argentine is out of contract at the Camp Nou on 30 June but the Barcelona president is confident that he will agree to a new contract at the club despite financial restrictions Lionel Messi wants to stay at Barcelona but financial fair play regulations imposed by UEFA are holding up the agreement, claims clubs president Joan Laporta.
After a somewhat disappointing draw with Chile in their opening game of the Copa America, Argentina may look to make slight tweaks for the huge clash with Uruguay on Saturday. Their line will be led by talisman Lionel Messi, who netted his 73rd international goal on Monday as he scored a stunning free kick to put his side ahead in that Chile match.
Manchester City being their Premier League title defence away at Tottenham on August 14 before newly promoted Norwich City are the first to visit the hope of the champions. From there City face a rather tough start with games against Arsenal, Leicester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all inside the first month of the season.
Barcelona have already signed ex-Manchester City players Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia this summer but look set to raid former boss Guardiola again with swap deals eyed for key City players Ronald Koeman and Barcelona are set to launch an ambitious summer transfer plan with several Manchester City stars ranked highly on their list of potential recruits.
Barcelona have been encouraged in their interest for Manchester City pair Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese pair are among several players being linked with Barca this week. The Catalans have already signed Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia from City as they come off contract this month.
Reports in Germany have suggested a way back to Borussia Dortmund for Alexander Isak, which could ease Erling Haaland’s transfer to Manchester City. Haaland is expected to leave Germany this summer and has been linked with Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Premier League champions City.
Manchester City fans are livid at Pep Guardiola after it was revealed that up to seven Citizens players could leave the club this summer during a meeting with Barcelona officials Mateu Alemany and Joan Laporta. It has already been a busy start to the summer transfer window for City, at least in terms of outgoings.
The Blues have not had the best of luck with strikers in recent years - and that's probably a bit of an understatement Chelsea’s striker search this summer is set to be a very important one for Thomas Tuchel to bolster his European-conquering side to attempt to claw back at Man City’s domestic dominance.
Manchester City are looking to replace Sergio Aguero in the summer transfer window and a clause in Alexander Isak's contract could help the Premier League champions Sweden international Alexander Isak could replace Erling Haaland at Borussia Dortmund this summer, opening the Norway international up to a Manchester City move.
Barcelona's summer shake-up is set to continue this week with the signing of Memphis Depay and the departures of several squad players, sources have told ESPN. Depay, 27, is out of contract with French side Lyon at the end of June and has been a Barca target since Ronald Koeman was appointed last August.
Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva could leave the Premier League club this summer with offers from Spanish sides Barcelona and Atletico Madrid being reported Manchester City could be set to lose another star as Bernardo Silva is reportedly looking to leave the club in the summer transfer window. His performances on the pitch would not lead you to believe he wants out, but Silva nearly moved to Barcelona last summer only for the deal to fall through.
Barcelona have reportedly completed their third free transfer of the summer with the arrival of Memphis Depay from French club Lyon. The Catalan club had already signed Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia after the two players' contracts had expired with Manchester City. The La Liga club had been on the trail of the Dutch forward since January, but decided to wait it out until the summer rather than pay a fee to Lyon.
Sergio Aguero was brought on for the final ten minutes as Argentina kicked-off their Copa America campaign with a 1-1 draw against Chile. Ahead of Argentina's first tournament match since Diego Maradona's passing at the age of 60 in November, a fitting tribute was paid to the legendary forward at Rio De Janeiro's Olympic Stadium.
Riyad Mahrez was seen holidaying with Manchester City transfer target Erling Haaland on holiday, and joked about it on Twitter. In the world of high-profile transfers, any little hint can be taken by fans and analysed as a good or bad sign towards whether a deal will go through.
Manchester City have reportedly placed seven players on their transfer list ahead of a summer clear-out, to help raise funds for new signings. Pep Guardiola is looking to reinforce in both midfield and attack and has been heavily linked with moves for Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane.