Aymeric Laporte will not play for Athletic Bilbao against Eibar tonight with his move to Manchester City on the verge of completion, El Correo reports.
— El Correo (@elcorreo_com) January 26, 2018
This is significant news after Athletic Club coach José Ángel Ziganda suggested last night that the 23-year-old could feature tonight when they host Eibar at the San Mamés Stadium.
However, with both Manchester City and Laporte himself telling the Basque club about their intentions, sources have told El Correo that he will be left out tonight.
It is further reported that City will deposit €65million on Monday and officially trigger Laporte’s release clause, and the player will undergo his medical on the same day. City’s lawyers have been in Bilbao since Wednesday working on the transfer.
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