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Laporte: "I would reject an offer from Barcelona"

"They haven't made contact with me to make me an offer, either this season or before that," said the Athletic defender. "But I wouldn't be interested."

Laporte: "I would reject an offer from Barcelona"
JUAN FLOR DIARIO AS

Athletic Club defender Aymeric Laporte has said in an interview that he "would reject" the chance to sign for La Liga rivals Barcelona.

"They're one of the most important clubs in the world, but I would reject an offer from them," Laporte told Telefoot.

"They haven't made contact with me to make me an offer, either this season or before that," the Frenchman continued. "But I wouldn't be interested."

The 21-year-old is one of the brightest defensive prospects in the Spanish top flight, with his displays at the heart of the Athletic backline attracting the attentions of the Camp Nou outfit.

But Laporte was adamant that he wishes to remain in Bilbao, at least until the end of his current contract at San Mamés.