Aymeric Laporte has reached an agreement to transfer from Manchester City to Al Nassr. The accomplished defender will be making this transition for an estimated transfer fee ranging between £25-30 million. Conversely, Laporte himself will finalize a three-year contract, entailing an annual remuneration of £21 million.
Following in the footsteps of former teammate Riyad Mahrez, Laporte becomes the second player from Manchester City to make the move to Saudi Arabia. Al Nassr has been actively reinforcing their squad during this summer transfer window, having already acquired talents such as Marcelo Brozovic, Seko Fofana, Sadio Mane, and Alex Telles. The addition of Otavio from Porto is also anticipated. With these reinforcements, Aymeric Laporte’s signing will fortify their defensive line.
Due to the emergence of Manuel Akanji and Josko Gvardiol in the defensive ranks, the Spanish international was anticipated to receive limited playing time at Manchester City. Furthermore, the presence of Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker in the central defensive roles further diminished his prospects within the team hierarchy. This shifting landscape ultimately paved the way for his move to Al Nassr.