Jack Grealish arrived for 117,000,000 euros, but Manchester City is not giving up on Harry Kane either. Although they will need at least 150,000,000 euros for the captain of England. They could get part of the money by selling Aymeric Laporte, claims the Daily Mail.
Real Madrid and Juventus showed interest. Ever since Ruben Dias came to the club, Laport has fallen into the background. At the same time, John Stones started playing well and played his best season. He also earned a new contract.
All that had an impact on Laporte, and even frequent injuries didn't help him. Despite solid performances in the jersey of the Spanish national team at the European Championship, he is still a third option in the heart of the defense behind the English and the Portuguese.
Due to that, he allegedly expressed dissatisfaction, and the two sides sat down even before the start of the summer market and his performances at the Euro. They also reached an agreement. Manchester City will not stand in his way if an adequate offer arrives at the club's address - Laporta can go for 70,000,000 euros.
He arrived for just over 66,000,000 euros three and a half years ago from Athletic Bilbao. Only in the 2018/19 season, he was standard. In the next two seasons, he struggled with injuries, and he collected only 47 competitive appearances in the Citizens' jersey.
Guardiola admitted that the club told several stars that they could go in case of real offers. It has been speculated that Bernardo Silva is among them, now it seems that Laporta is in that basket as well.
City would easily "survive" the departure of the new member of the Spanish national team.
Guardiola would be left with Nathan Ake and young Luke Mbete as options. Fernandinho and Rodrigo have already played in defending positions in his system. Two clubs have been interested in his services for some time. Juventus has been following him for months, but the question is whether they can meet the demands of the English champions.
On the other hand, Real did not spend money in the last three transfer window, they were left without two key defenders and the impression is that they could afford reinforcements from the Etihad. Citizens need money for another big boost.
They set a club record for Grealish, but they would also like to break it in the express deadline. They allegedly offered 120,000,000 euros for Kane, and Tottenham is asking between 150,000,000 and 180,000,000. While there is no doubt that wealthy owners can set aside that money, it is necessary to respect financial fair play, given that City have had problems in the past. It is clear that they must take care now.