Real Madrid might launch the offensive to sign Aymeric Laporte from Manchester City amid talks of an agreement with Al-Nassr.

According to a report by meejoo_19 on Twitter, Aymeric Laporte is the subject of interest from Real Madrid. And the Spanish giants are considering a move for the treble winner due to Eder Militao’s injury-enforced absence. Meanwhile, Manchester City and Al-Nassr have sealed an agreement over a deal for the 29-year-old.

Aymeric Laporte rose to prominence during his stint with Athletic Club. And he was one of the best defenders in La Liga when he turned out for the Basque outfit. But his spell at San Mames ended in January 2018 when Manchester City shelled out a then-club record €65 million to sign the Spanish international.

Since then, the 29-year-old has won multiple trophies with Manchester City, who clinched the treble last season. But Laporte’s stock has yo-yoed, with 2022/23 being a dreadful season for him as he fell to the bottom of the pecking order for centre-backs. And with Josko Gvardiol joining Manchester City this summer, Laporte’s fortunes will unlikely improve.

So it behoves the former Athletic Club defender to seek a new adventure in the ongoing transfer window. And recent reports have heavily linked him with Al-Nassr, with updates this week suggesting the Saudi Pro League giants have an agreement with Manchester City over a possible deal. But with personal terms still an issue, Real Madrid’s emergence in the race complicates matters for Al-Nassr.

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Real Madrid might have to sign a centre-back this summer after losing Eder Militao to a fitness issue. The Brazilian international has sustained a long-term knee injury that will keep him on the sidelines for most of the 2023/24 season. So it behoves Real Madrid to invest in a central defender.

Laporte has thus emerged as a viable target for Los Blancos. But they are only contemplating a bid right now, with the treble winner still close to joining Al-Nassr. However, it will be interesting to see if Real Madrid can usurp the Saudi Pro League outfit to land the player.

Manchester City will not recoup anything close to the €65 million they paid to sign the Spanish international in 2018. Meanwhile, Al-Nassr will be desperate to agree to personal terms with the 29-year-old amid Real Madrid’s threat.

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