Thursday December 29 2016
Laporte open to offers

Athletic Bilbao centre half Aymeric Laporte has not ruled out a future move away from the club, despite turning down an offer from Manchester City this summer.

The 22-year-old rejected the approach from Pep Guardiola’s side before swiftly putting pen to paper on a new four-year deal at San Mames, however it now appears he would be more open to any future offers.

"You have to think about offers and, if new proposals come along, I will study them,” Laporte is quoted as saying by El Correo.

"It would have been a very good move, not just for me but for any player, but Athletic's philosophy is very special."

The French international’s new deal at the club now includes a release clause of €65m for each of the next two seasons which will rise to €70m thereafter.

He has made over 150 appearances for his boyhood club but has been restricted to solely seven games this season due to injury.

Football Italia website