Aymeric Laporte’s return to Athletic Club seems to be getting closer to becoming a reality. The paths of the French defender and the San Mamés club are destined to cross again, as indicated by his recent statements and the gestures that bring him closer and closer to his beloved red and white team.
Laporte, who currently plays for Al-Nassr, has expressed on several occasions his desire to return to Athletic as long as he is fully fit to contribute to the team. His words reflect his commitment to the club that he considers his “soul team” and his determination not to be dead weight if he returns.
Last summer, Athletic tried to sign Laporte, but City’s high expectations and a tempting offer from Al-Nassr meant that the transfer did not materialize and they opted for the Arab team. However, rumors about his return have resurfaced, and his presence at San Mamés during a match and his father’s visit to team training has fueled speculation about a possible return, as stated from ‘ Sports Stadium ‘.
Both parties want to go hand in hand
Although it may be a courtesy visit for his love of athletics, it is undeniable that all signs point towards a possible return of Laporte in the near future. The mutual desire between the player and the club is evident, and the red and white fans will surely welcome the French defender who has shone so much in European football with open arms.