If you watched City’s 3-0 win over West Brom, you’ll have already seen Aymeric Laporte in action for Pep Guardiola’s side, and will have been impressed by his calm, composed and classy performance.
There is much to know about Manchester City’s club-record signing though, and to learn more about a player eligible for France or Spain, we brought some expert insight on to the City Watch Podcast.
Jordan Elgott invited Spanish football journalist and scout David Cartlidge, whose work can be found on beIN SPORTS USA, FourFourTwo and talkSPORT 2, to profile and talk about Laporte. Additionally, topics such as Pablo Maffeo and the other Girona loanees are discussed.
Talking points include:
– Laporte’s background and how his mentality developed after leaving home at 15.
– Similarities between Laporte and John Stones.
– Who is better: Laporte or Iñigo Martínez?
– Could Laporte become the best centre-back in the world?
– Valencia’s interest in Pablo Maffeo.
– Aleix Garcia and Douglas Luiz’s lack of game time at Girona.