It has been reported that Al-Nassr are set to reach personal terms to sign Aymeric Laporte from Manchester City.

This comes from Fabrizio Romano, after it was claimed on Tuesday that the £57 million (Sky Sports) man was targeted by Arsenal.

But now it seems like Al-Nassr are ready to seal the deal to wrap up the signing of Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte.

Fabrizio Romano: Al-Nassr set to reach personal terms with Aymeric Laporte

Branded as ‘world-class’ by Steph Houghton, the 29-year-old has looked likely to leave the Sky Blues after being relegated to the bottom of the pecking order of centre-halves at the club.

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Making a mere 11 starts in the Premier League last season, it was evident to see that he was no longer fancied by Pep Guardiola in his newfound system.

Now, it has been revealed that Al-Nassr are ‘advancing’ on finalising personal terms with Aymeric Laporte, at least verbally.

Furthermore, the Saudi giants have also ‘improved their salary bid’ to sign the treble-winner.

While no formal proposal has been made, Pep Guardiola’s men are open to his sale and the final decision rests on the player himself.

Baffling to see how no European giants formalised their interest in Aymeric Laporte

If Aymeric Laporte is keen on a transfer to Al-Nassr and would rather play in Saudi Arabia than in Europe, then fair enough.

But still, a number of top European clubs could do with signing one of the best centre-backs on the planet.

The Spanish international remains an extremely astute reader of the game, experienced, technically proficient and arguably the best on-the-ball defender in world football.

Surely, a number of clubs had a look at their centre-back department and felt they could do with the arrival of a player of the calibre of Laporte.

From a City perspective, they would be happy to let Aymeric Laporte leave, considering they have five centre-backs on their books already.

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