Tottenham Hotspur were reportedly keen on signing the Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte.
The 29-year-old Spaniard has a contract with Manchester City until the summer of 2025 and he has been linked with a move away from the club this summer.
According to a report from Football Insider, Spurs have sounded out the Spanish defender regarding a summer move. However, Laporte has now turned them down. Apparently, the defender does not wish to join the London club.
Tottenham have now moved on to other targets. Spurs have been linked with players like Edmond Tapsoba and Gleison Bremer in the last few days.
It is no secret that Spurs will have to bring in a quality central defender and it remains to be seen who they end up signing.
Laporte is a proven performer in the Premier League and he has won multiple trophies with Manchester City during his time at the club. He could’ve been a quality acquisition for Tottenham.
Given his experience of English football, he could’ve settled in quickly and made an immediate impact at Tottenham.
It will be interesting to see if the Spaniard decides to leave Manchester City before the transfer window closes.
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Laporte was not a regular starter for Manchester City this past season and he needs to play more often at this stage of his career. A move away from Manchester City would be ideal for him.
As far as Tottenham are concerned, they have missed out on Champions League qualification and therefore it is no surprise that they are struggling to attract the top players this summer.