Athletic Bilbao have confirmed in a club statement that the €65million (£57million) release clause of Aymeric Laporte has been paid, with the 23-year-old set to join Manchester City.
— Athletic Club (@AthleticClub) January 29, 2018
The Basque club thanked Laporte for his contributions during his long stay at the side that developed him into one of Europe’s most talented young defenders.
President Josu Urrutia will hold a press conference in the coming days to address Laporte’s departure.
Laporte also wrote a farewell message to the Club and fans…
— Athletic Club (@Athletic_en) January 29, 2018
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