Aymeric Laporte signs Manchester City contract extension
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Last Updated: 22/02/19 7:40pm
Aymeric Laporte has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Manchester City until 2025.
The 24-year-old has been used as a central and left-sided defender by Pep Guardiola since joining from Athletic Bilbao last January for a then club-record £57m.
Laporte has established himself as a first-team regular at the club and has played a crucial role as City continue to seek an unprecedented quadruple of trophies.
"I could not be happier to commit my long-term future to Manchester City," Laporte said. "Since the day I arrived here, I have been made to feel welcome by Pep and all the players.
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"This club offers me everything I need to improve my game. I've already made great strides and I want to continue getting better and better.
"Obviously, I want to win silverware and I feel City is the best place to fulfil all my ambitions."
Laporte has featured in all 34 of City's Premier League and Champions League fixtures this season, but the Frenchman has yet to be called up to his country's international squad.
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: "Aymeric is a huge talent and the fact he has committed his best years to us is something to celebrate.
"We knew before we brought him here that he had outstanding potential but his improvement over the past 12 months has been exceptional.
"We want to construct a young, vibrant side, and Aymeric fits perfectly into our plans. His style of play suits us and his attitude since the day he arrived has been first class.
"He can be as good as he wants to be, and Manchester City will be a better side with him in it over the coming seasons."