27.5 million euros ($29.77 million). Aymeric Laporte departs for Al-Nasr from Man City.

Aymeric Laporte, a Spanish center defender, has left Manchester City to sign with Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia. Al-Nassr paid a transfer fee of 27.5 million euros ($29.77 million) for Laporte, who had two years left on his City deal. Laporte joins other significant international acquisitions, including Sadio Mane, Marcelo Brozovic, Alex Telles, Seko Fofana, and Otavio. He made 180 appearances for Manchester City and won five Premier League championships, two FA Cups, three League Cups, and the Champions League.

Aymeric Laporte.

Aug 24 (Reuters) – Spanish centre back Aymeric Laporte has left Manchester City to join Saudi side Al-Nassr, the two clubs announced on Thursday.

Financial details were not disclosed but British media reported Al-Nassr paid a transfer fee of 27.5 million euros ($29.77 million) for the 29-year-old defender who had two years left on his City contract.

Laporte is Al-Nassr’s sixth major foreign signing in the close season after Sadio Mane, Marcelo Brozovic, Alex Telles, Seko Fofana and Otavio. The club signed Cristiano Ronaldo last season.

“I am proud to have represented Manchester City over the last six seasons… I will always be a City fan and I look forward to seeing you all again,” he said.

Signed in the January transfer window of the 2017-18 season from Athletic Bilbao, Laporte went on to become an integral member of City’s back line and made 180 appearances for the Premier League side in all competitions.

He won five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, three League Cups and the Champions League during his time at City. But he fell down the pecking order last season with Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji and Nathan Ake preferred in central defence.

Laporte posted a farewell message on social media on Wednesday, thanking the club’s fans for their support.

Despite playing for France’s youth teams, he switched allegiance to Spain in 2021 and has 22 caps for the national team.

City also lost Riyad Mahrez to the Saudi Pro League after Al-Ahli snapped up the Algerian winger.

But City were given a boost when Bernardo Silva, who joined City in 2017 and was linked with a move to Paris St Germain, signed a contract extension until 2026.

Aymeric Laporte

Aymeric Laporte

Defender

FranceFrance

Age: 29

189 cm

86 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 6 2 Missed
Minutes 531 88.5 Avg
Goals 0 0.0 Avg
Assist 1 0.2 Avg
Attempt 0 0.0 Avg
Passes 309 51.590.7% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total once for 90 minutes for Pro League.

Aymeric Laporte didn’t score any goal for Al Nassr. He procured no assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 10th in Pro League. In the last match Al Nassr won 5-0 against Al Fateh. The next match in Pro League will be against Al Shabab.

Al Nassr performance and stats

Al Nassr

Manager: Luís Ribeiro de Castro
Rank 4th
Win 6
Draw 0
Loss 2
Goals 24-10
Diff 14
Last season:

Al Nassr is currently 10th in the Pro League with 3 points.

In the last 3 games, it has won once and lost twice. In its last match, Al Nassr won 0-5 against Al Fateh.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 6 goals and conceding 4.​

Al Nassr will play the next match in Pro League against Al Shabab on Tuesday 29th of August in Riyadh.​

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