Manchester United fans don’t seem to be convinced with the prospect of signing Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte.
The French youngster is highly regarded as one of the best prospects in European football and whilst some fans identify that, others aren’t pleased with what they see as ‘more experience’ and ‘not a leader’. Although this is a minority, it does raise flags.
20-year-old Laporte has been reported to be close to a move, with the Daily Star stating a deal is ‘80% complete’. However, it seems some of these fans need more to get excited about.
People on here suggest Aymeric Laporte or Jimenez. No. The last thing United need in defence is more inexperience.
— Saud Alsudairy (@saud_s) January 12, 2015
Not seen much of Aymeric Laporte, but young and looks like a decent defender. Can’t be much worse than what we have.
— Jonny K (@HerbTheRed) January 12, 2015
According to Wikipedia, Aymeric Laporte already plays for #MUFC. Quick fingers there…
— Zaakir Hoosen (@zaakirhoosen) January 12, 2015
If we’re spending 35mP, we better spend it on Laporte. As much as I like Hummels, he’s a bit slow for premier league.
— Red Floyd (@AverageOnion) January 12, 2015
Ath. Bilbao are a hard club to buy from; a player rarely leaves for less than his release clause. Laporte’s release clause is €42m – £32.7m.
— Sam (@UtdHeaven) January 12, 2015
I’d pay €42m for Aymeric Laporte. 2nd best young CB in the world!
— Han✌ (@Hannah_Downey19) January 12, 2015
Laporte will not be the answer to what we lack in defence in my opinion We need a leader at the back Vidic – Rio like
— United Fan (@G2United) January 12, 2015
— Jason Bell (@IamJasonBell) January 12, 2015
Yaaaas Laporte would be brilliant
— Muhd Arqam (@aqxxm) January 12, 2015