What happened between Laporte and Guardiola?

Within two seasons Aymeric Laporte is no longer the undisputed starter at Manchester Cityviewed by many one of the best central defenders in the world and owner with Spain to be the new “crack” that arrives Saudi Arabia signed by Al-Nassr. Although he hasn’t turned thirty yet, everything indicates that the French-born footballer is set to retire from top-flight football. He lost his place in Guardiola’s plan and ‘threw in’ the towel.

The truth is that today The former Athletic Club footballer has no place at Manchester City. The arrival of Josko Gvardiol has completely put an end to what few minute options he could have been left with. Already last season he was a low-representation player in the rotation, with only 24 matches played between all competitions. Ahead of him were Ruben Dias, Akanji, Stones, Ake and even Walker in his role as centre-back on the right flank. Guardiola forgot about him until he left him completely separated.

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A cruel end to a legend

Aymeric Laporte’s end at the Etihad is tragic. One of the best central defenders in the Cityzen group in the last five years, owner and master of the defense of Guardiola in the club’s best years of success, is leaving the club. Fast cutting, amazing ball performance and overwhelming control. Certainly one of the best left-footed defenders to ever go through the premier.

learned from the best a Vincent Kompany who acted as a mentor to the Spanish defender and gave him all the powers to ensure order after his resignation and to always put the colors of the club above everything else. and he did Laporte, who fought against it until the end. The 11 minutes he had against Burnley may have been his last as a Manchester City player.

In his career as a soccer player, “Cityzen” has won a number of trophies. After a total of 180 games played over seven seasons (including the one just started), he accumulates: 1 Champions League, 5 Premier League, 1 European Super Cup, 2 FA Cup, 4 Carabao Cup and 2 England Super Cup. In addition, the last edition of the Nations League in Spain won. Nothing bad.

The transfer to Arabia, final

Laporte’s arrival at Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia has been officially announced. The transfer was finally completed around 30 million euros. The Spain international will sign with Cristiano Ronaldo’s club by then 2026.

For their part, Manchester City have already said goodbye to their footballer. The 29-year-old centre-back had a contract with Cityzens until 2025, so the club wanted to solve his situation as soon as possible. It remains to be seen whether his new stage in Arab football will see him maintain his place in Luis de la Fuente’s squad.

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