Aymeric Laporte Issues Farewell Message To Bilbao Fans
Athletic Bilbao have confirmed on Monday afternoon that the contractual release clause for center back, Aymeric Laporte has been triggered. Laporte has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks as Premier League side, Manchester City are believed to have all but announced the player.
Manchester City will pay a whopping £57million for the player and the French defender will become their most expensive signing in history as Pep Guardiola continues to break the bank in his second season in charge.
“To all the Athletic family. I want to thank you for all you have given me. I arrived as a kid and I’ve grown here as a person and as a footballer.”
“My exit, ahead of a new challenge in my professional career, I don’t want it be a goodbye, but a see you later. Here I am leaving a unique club, different and I will never forget you.”
Manchester City are expected to confirm the transfer in a few hours.