Despite Pep Guardiola’s Warning, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr Entice $27,300,000-Rated Manchester City’s Treble Champion

Published 08/18/2023, 2:12 AM EDT

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Saudi Arabian clubs following the move of Cristiano Ronaldo have had a massive impact on the soccer transfer window this summer. Multiple big names across Europe have made a switch to the Middle East, following big money deals. With so many names leaving Champions League football for greener pastures. Experts are worried that Saudi could disturb the soccer ecosystem. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, in an interview, talked about the negative impact of the Saudi clubs.

While the manager was displeased with the deals, he added that there was nothing the team could do if the players want to leave. Now, in a turn of events, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr has bid for one of Manchester City’s veteran centrebacks, hoping to strengthen their defense.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr hoping to lure Ayermic Laporte


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Al Nassr has been busy this summer transfer window bringing some big names to their ranks. The side has already signed the likes of Sadio Mane, and Marcelo Brozovic and is now looking to rope in Man City’s Ayermic Laporte, as per the Athletic.

According to reports, Manchester City has accepted an undisclosed offer from the Saudi side. Following the transfer of Josko Gvardiol to Man City, Laporte has fallen down the pecking order. With the player now surplus to requirements, City would seemingly be open to cash out on the player.


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Laporte, on the other hand, has been struggling for game time and could move away if offered the right deal. However, it will be interesting to see if the player is willing to sacrifice Champions League football so early in his career and move to the Middle East. Meanwhile, the soccer veteran recently lifted his first trophy with Al Nassr. Let’s dive deeper.

Cristiano Ronaldo lifts his first title with Al Nassr


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Cristiano Ronaldo has been enjoying his time at Al Nassr. Quite recently, the Portuguese soccer legend finally won his first piece of silverware with the side. Al Nassr edged past Al Hilal in the finals of the Arab Cup, bagging their first silverware following Ronaldo’s arrival.

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If Al Nassr manages to land the signing of Ayermic Laporte from Manchester City, this could be a big deal for the side. The team has worked to strengthen their attack, but the addition of Laporte in defense could work wonders for the team.


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Do you think that Aymeric Laporte should join Al Nassr at this stage in his career? Let us know in the comments below.


Written by:

Saurabh Saket


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Saurabh Saket is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. While Saket has been a football fan for a while, his passion for the sport stems from FIFA 17 which featured Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus on its cover. With dreams of standing as a part of the Yellow Wall at Signal Iduna Park, Saket loves to write about the game from a fan’s perspective giving his take on recent happenings.
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