Aymeric Laporte broadcasts Manchester City departure

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has introduced his departure from the membership in a video on social media.

Laporte has reportedly agreed to affix Al-Nassr after five-and-a-half-years in England.

The Spain worldwide will change into the newest high-profile participant to signal for a Saudi Pro League membership, with ex-City team-mate Riyad Mahrez amongst them after making the transfer to Al-Ahli final month.

“Dear Cityzens, today I wanted to share a story with you,” Laporte mentioned in a video on Twitter that went on to indicate a highlights reel of his time at Man City.

“This is now our history. Thank you and see you really soon.”

Centre-back Laporte added in his social-media put up: “It has lasted for five-and-a-half unforgettable years.

“Plenty of memories that I will keep forever close to my heart.”

Laporte will go away the Etihad after making 180 appearances for City, together with his final outing for the membership off the bench throughout their opening-day Premier League win at Burnley.

After being restricted to a spot among the many substitutes for the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal and the UEFA Super Cup conquer Sevilla, he was absent from the matchday squad for final weekend’s win over Newcastle.

The arrival of Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig has additional pushed Laporte down the pecking order at City.

A strong recruitment drive by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has seen Saudi Pro League groups – all PIF-owned – signal a plethora of the world’s greatest gamers this summer season.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Roberto Firmino, Jordan Henderson have all swapped the Premier League for the division within the Middle East throughout the previous 12 months.

Laporte will now do the identical after profitable 13 trophies throughout his time at City, together with 5 Premier League titles and final season’s Champions League.

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