Aymeric Laporte completes move from Manchester City to Saudi Arabia Pro-League

Aymeric Laporte has completed his £23.5m move from Manchester City to Al-Nassr.

The centre-back has left Etihad Stadium after five and a half seasons to join the Saudi Pro-League side. With that, City have earned more than £100m in the transfer market this summer.

They have also sold Riyad Mahrez, as well as youngsters James Trafford (to Burnley), Carlos Borges (to Ajax) and Shea Charles (to Southampton) to Saudi Arabia, while raking in cash from resale clauses when Romeo Lavia joined Chelsea and Pedro Porro after Tottenham.

Laporte lost his place in Pep Guardiola’s side last season, made just 12 Premier League appearances and said after the FA Cup final that he would like more football in the first team. The £77m summer signing of Josko Gvardiol meant he was just their sixth centre-back.

Voted a member of the PFA Team of the Year in 2018/19, the 29-year-old scored 12 goals in 180 games for City and won five Premier League titles and the Champions League after joining for £57m from Athletic Bilbao .

Laporte will join Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane and Marcelo Brozovic for Al-Nassr.

Emma Bowman

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