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Gary Neville says he’s “shocked” £57m Tottenham-linked man isn’t “one of the best in the world”

Aymeric Laporte in action for Spain

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Gary Neville reveals he thought Tottenham-linked Aymeric Laporte was going to be “one of the best” defenders in the world by now.

Former Manchester United man was ‘shocked’ that Laporte, who now is seemingly linked with Spurs, as reported by Fabrizio Romano, hasn’t impressed this past season.

“I played against Athletic Bilbao three times when I was in Valencia and he played,” Neville told ITV during their Euro 2020 coverage (23/06/21 at 4:45 pm)

“And he was absolutely outstanding.

“I just thought that he would be one of the best centre-backs in the world when Man City bought him.

“What has shocked me is that this season he has not gone on. I thought when Ruben Dias came that he would be the partner, Laporte.

“But Stones has emerged and seems to be number one, so he just has got a little work to do to get back on track.”

Source: HITC

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