Manchester United ‘closing in’ on £25million-rated Arsenal target

As reported by The Daily Star, Manchester United are ‘closing in’ on a £25million move for in-demand centre-back Aymeric Laporte.

The Spanish top flight starlet is regarded as one of the most promising young defenders in world football, having emerged as a mainstay in the Athletic Bilbao defence over the last two seasons at just 20 years of age, whilst also picking up 42 caps for France across the junior levels. This term, he’s averaged the most interceptions per match, 3.9, of any player in La Liga.

Resultantly, he’s been linked with Chelsea and Arsenal this season, but the Daily Star quote sources from Spain claiming United’s deal for Laporte, a boyhood Red Devil, is now ’80 per cent done’.

It’s a sizable investment for a player so young, but still shy of the French centre-back’s £32million release clause.

 


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