Barcelona eyeing Emmerich Laporte as Pique’s replacement.

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Manchester City defender Emmerich Laporte is a target for Barcelona as they look to replace Gerard Pique. ‘Diario Sport‘ reported on Thursday that. Barcelona are interested in signing Emmerich Laporte as a potential replacement for Gerard Pique, who decided to retire earlier. 

Laporte was a Barcelona target while playing for Athletic Bilbao before the player moved to City in January 2018. After City paid their release clause. A €60m deal before ‘Diario Sport’ claim Azulgra are interested in re-signing Laporte. Following Pique’s retirement announcement UFABET

The 28-year-old defender has only recovered from a knee injury that kept him sidelined for most of last season. But Laporte faces fierce competition for a place in Pep Guardiola’s side with Ruben Dias, John Stones, Manuel Akanji and Nathan Ake. Until the opportunity to play in only 7 games this season. 

Barcelona have also been linked with Athletic Bilbao centre-back Inigo Martinez the 31 year old. Who is ending his contract with the Basque Country club at the end of the season.

Aymeric Laporte.

 Started playing football for the first time at the youth club SU Agen in 2000-2009. For a period of 9 years playing and later moving to join the club to play for Bayonne. During 2009-2010 for 2 years. Then shortly in 2010-2011 he joined the youth club Athletic Bilbao. Which was playing for up to 2 years before moving into joining the football as First time with Busconia in 2011-2012.

Then shortly moved to join the football team Athletic Bilbao in 2012-2018 by playing for the team for up to 6 years. Has played more than 161 times and in 2018 moved the club to join football in the English Premier League with Manchester City. The style of play is a strong and fast defender. Excellent possession of the ball, helping the team in the receiving area well.