Aymeric Laporte ‘asks to QUIT Man City’ after Stones and Dias keep him out of XI

AYMERIC LAPORTE wants to leave Manchester City this summer, according to reports.

The Spain international fell behind John Stones and Ruben Dias in the pecking order at the Etihad last season.

Aymeric Laporte is reportedly unhappy with his role at Man City

Aymeric Laporte is reportedly unhappy with his role at Man CityCredit: Getty
Ruben Dias and John Stones have built a solid partnership

Ruben Dias and John Stones have built a solid partnershipCredit: Eddie Keogh Telegraph Media Group

And according to Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast, he is now ‘unhappy’ at the club.

He also revealed that Barcelona have shown an interest, but would struggle to afford a deal this summer.

And that Laporte is ‘pushing’ City to facilitate his exit.

Castles then added that the defender is ‘kicking up enough of a fuss’ to ‘pressure the club into finding a solution’.

Laporte, 27, joined City in a bumper £65million deal back in January 2018.

He was initially a key player when fit, but found himself diminish in status after Dias’ arrival last summer.

That, plus the renaissance of Stones, has seen Laporte relegated to third choice at the back.

He made just 14 starts in the Premier League last term, with a further three coming in the Champions League.

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Laporte’s preference would be to move back to Spain, who he played for at Euro 2020.

He came through the ranks at Athletic Bilbao, making 222 appearances for the Basque club.

Since joining City he has played 111 times, winning three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and three League Cups – scoring the winner in last season’s Carabao Cup final.

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