City's big money defender
THE COMPLETE DEFENDER: Aymeric Laporte is one of the most rounded defenders in the world, with great passing ability as well as defensive awareness
Laporte's grandparents are of Basque descent meaning that he was able to sign for Athletico Bilbao in Spain at the age of 16. He became only the second French player to play for the Basque club, after the great Lizarazu. After proving to be a great defender with amazing ball-playing skills, it was not long before Manchester City brought the Frenchman to Manchester for a fee of £57M.
- Passing range
- Physical presence
- 1. After joining Athletic Bilbao at 16 he became only the second French player to join after Bixante Lizarazu
- 2. He has won two Premier Leagues and one FA Cup
- 3. Signed for Manchester City for a reported fee of £57 million
Laporte has established himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League since arriving in Manchester.