Laporte ends talk of Man City move after extending Bilbao deal

Date published: Tuesday 14th June 2016 8:20

Aymeric Laporte: Buy-out clause raised to £52million

Aymeric Laporte: Buy-out clause raised to £52million

Manchester City transfer target Aymeric Laporte has ended talk of a move to the Premier League after extending his contract with Athletic Bilbao through to the summer of 2020.

The 22-year-old Frenchman had been strongly linked with City during the summer but a statement from Athletic on Monday evening said Laporte had committed his future to the Primera Division club for the next four years.

It added the release clause would be 65 million euros (about £52million) for 2016-17 and 2017-18, with that then growing to 70 million euros (about £56million) for the two seasons after.

Laporte made his senior Athletic debut in 2012 and has played 109 times in the Primera Division.

He missed the end of last season after suffering a fractured ankle in March while on international duty with France Under-21s.

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