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Aymeric Laporte suffers horrific injury for France U21s


Paris, France – Athletic Bilbao 21-year-old acclaimed center-back Aymeric Laporte suffered  a serious injury to his right ankle while playing a match with France u21 against Scotland.

The defender landed awkwardly on his right knee and ankle, and needed to stretchered off the pitch.

Laporte has been the target of several soccer giants in Europe, one of them being Manchester City. Pep Guardiola has mooted Laporte as his number one target this summer. The Catalan manager may be forced to consider other options before paying for the buyout clause of $55 millions that Athletic Bilbao is requesting for the defender.

He posted a picture on his Istagram account with his right foot in a cast, accompanied by the message: “I inform you that the first analysis results are negative (bad), tomorrow I would do more tests and I’ll keep you posted. Thank you for all the messages of support.”

Laporte is contracted to Bilbao until the summer of 2019 and has also attracted interest from Barcelona.

Photo credit to brainbernath via Flickr

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