La Liga star: I rejected Manchester City move after lengthy chats with Pep Guardiola
The France international admits he held lengthy discussions with City manager Pep Guardiola in the summer over a potential move.
But the 22-year-old signed a new deal at Bilbao in June instead, having only just recovered from an ankle injury he picked up in March.
“How did I say no to Pep? By looking at the pros and cons," Laporte told French outlet RTL.
"I spoke with him for a long time, as well as with my club. I also looked at my family, my entourage.
“It wasn’t too early. It was just pros and cons: amount of time on the pitch, me recovering from injury.
"These aren’t... read more
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