Laporte tells reasons for rejecting City

Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has revealed he spoke with Manchester City for “a long time” before snubbing a move to the Etihad, the Daily Mirror reports.

“How did I say no to Pep? By looking at the pros and cons. I spoke with him for a long time, as well as with my club. I also looked at my family, my entourage,” he told French outlet RTL.

“It wasn’t too early. It was just pros and cons: amount of time on the pitch, me recovering from injury. These aren’t easy things to think about at my age. In the end, I had to make a choice. I did, and I’m happy.”

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