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Ten Things Arsenal & Man United Fans Need To Know About Aymeric Laporte, January’s Excellent Centre-Back Target

What could the excellent young defender bring to the Premier League…?

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Arsenal and Manchester United have been heavily linked in the Express to young French centre-back Aymeric Laporte, and here’s ten things English football fans might not know about the talented youngster.

1) Although Laporte has been with Bilbao since he was 16, he’s actually French. Aged 20, he’s  played for every French youth side, and is now a regular for the Under-21s.

2) Laporte is only the 2nd French born player to play for Athletic (who only accept Basque footballers) after World Cup winner Bixente Lizarazu.

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