Laporte: I would reject Barca

Aymeric Laporte has claimed that he “would reject” an offer from Barcelona after pledging his loyalty to Athletic Bilbao.

The young defender has long been tipped as a future signing for La Blaugrana, with the La Liga leaders reportedly ready to refresh their centre-back options in the summer, but he distanced himself from the speculation when asked about it.

“Barcelona are one of the most important clubs in the world, but I would reject their offer,” he told Telefoot.

“They haven’t presented me with an offer, not this season or before, but I'm not interested.

“I have my whole future ahead of me, and I want to spend these years with Athletic.”

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