Manchester City open talks with Aymeric Laporte over new contract

Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City in action during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion at Etihad Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Manchester City have opened talks with Aymeric Laporte over a new contract, according to Sky sources.

Laporte joined the club from Athletic Bilbao for £57m in January 2018, signing a contract until 2023.

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The 24-year-old has been a key member of Pep Guardiola's side this season, making 35 appearances in all competitions, and the club are keen to offer him fresh terms.

Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City celebrates with John Stones of Manchester City after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester City at Goodison Park on February 06, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom
Image: Aymeric Laporte has made 35 appearances for Manchester City this season

Laporte is part of the City squad which has travelled to face Schalke in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The defender has scored four goals this season, two in the Champions League, and has formed an impressive partnership with John Stones at the back.

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