spain Center back Aymeric Laporte going to saudi arabia to play Cristiano Ronaldo And sadio mane after losing my place in Manchester CityExpensively assembled defence.

Laporte, 29, is joining al nasirCity asked for a reported fee of $30 million on Thursday.

ChelseaMeanwhile, signing the 18-year-old Brazilian striker took their spending this transfer window to around $400 million. David Washington from Santos for a fee reportedly in the region of $22 million.

Laporte clears list of center backs at City with new signing if guardiol And Nathan Ake ahead of them as left defenders English Premier League The new three-at-the-back formation for the champions.

Ronaldo and Mane as well as Al Nassr alex tales And Marcelo Brozovic As foreign players in your team.

Al Nassr is one of four Saudi clubs effectively nationalized by the sovereign wealth Public Investment Fund, which boasts assets of around $700 billion and is funding the kingdom’s huge spending on football.

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Laporte revealed in a social media video posted on Wednesday that he would be leaving the city after five and a half years of joining. athletic bilbao in spain. He has won 13 major titles at City.

Laporte said, “When I first joined, I was excited about the prospect of winning trophies.” “However, I could not have imagined the success we would achieve together.”

Washington is not expected to be a regular at Chelsea this season, having only joined Santos’ squad in April.

Chelsea stated that he can play anywhere in the forward line but primarily operates as a striker.

Washington has signed a seven-year deal with the option of an additional year.

Chelsea also sign 18-year-old Brazilian player angelo gabriel from Santos in this transfer window.

Reporting by The Associated Press.

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