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Aymeric Laporte: I would reject an offer from Barcelona

The French defender does not want to move to the Camp Nou and is happy in Bilbao

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Sport EN | 7.2.2016 | 18:33h.

Athletic Club defender Aymeric Laporte says he "would reject an offer from FC Barcelona". 

Speaking in an interview with Telefoot, the highly-rated centre-back says he wants to stay in Bilbao, at least until his contract ends. 

"FC Barcelona is one of the most important clubs in the world, but I would reject an offer from them. They have not talked to me to present an offer, not this season or last, but it wouldn't interest me."

Laporte, says he is happy where he is. "All the future is ahead, playing these years at Athletic," he explained. He made his debut at the club in 2012 at 18 years old. 

Manchester United are another side that has been linked with the defender, who would like to play for France but hasn't been called up by Didier Deschamps.