Football leagues across the world are entering the final stages of this season and that usually means frantic efforts on field to improve the finishing position. One other person whose action intensifies during this part of the season is the scout. Top clubs need to keep replenishing their talent pool to stay at the top of their domestic leagues and one player who is popping up on the radars of a lot of English clubs, that include Manchester United, Manchester City Arsenal and Chelsea, is Aymeric Laporte. Laporte is a 20 year old French central defender who plies his trade at La Liga club Athletic Bilbao. At such a young age, Laporte has already become one of the first names to go onto the team sheet on match day, having played 27 of the 32 games in the league season. Laporte is a tall and physically dominating defender. He tackles well and his takeons usually end successfully. Apart from this […]

French defender Aymeric Laporte has been identified as a potential January target by Arsenal and Manchester United. Both Arsenal and Manchester United have had defensive problems this season and are believed to be in the market for a central defender. Both clubs have faced several problems due to injury woes in the defensive department. Failing to keep a clean sheet has been a big problem for both the Premier League clubs. So far, this season, both Arsenal and Manchester United have only managed to keep clean sheets in two out of nine league games with Arsenal conceding 11 goals and Manchester United conceding 13. According to reports from Spain, The Express has claimed that the Athletic Bilbao defender has been identified by both Arsene Wenger and Louis Van Gaal as they look to strengthen their respective defences in the upcoming transfer window. At only 20 years of age, Laporte is already a vital player for Bilbao. The French defender is […]