Official: Manchester City sign Aymeric Laporte

Manchester City have made their first signing of the January transfer window with the capture of Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Club.

Laporte becomes the Premier League leaders’ record signing in a deal worth €65 million and has signed a deal at the Etihad Stadium until 2023. He will wear the number 14 shirt.

“I am very happy to be here,” Laporte told the club’s official website.

“City are a club with a lot of ambition and they are one of the best teams in Europe. I am looking forward to working under Pep Guardiola and trying to help the Club to achieve success.

“It means a lot that the Club have shown faith in me and I am excited to get started.”

City’s Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are delighted to have signed Aymeric. We have assessed defensive options and he is a player we have admired for a long time.

“With his quality and ability to play out from the back, we feel Aymeric will fit in perfectly with Pep Guardiola’s playing style.”

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