Watch Man City defender Aymeric Laporte break down in tears on the pitch leaving fans fearing the worst
MANCHESTER CITY defender Aymeric Laporte broke down in tears during his side’s Premier League title celebrations on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s men were confirmed as champions on Saturday evening following Arsenal’s defeat to Nottingham Forest.
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Laporte has racked up five Premier League titles at the EtihadGetty
They ensured nothing would spoil their party at the Etihad 24 hours later as they clinched a 1-0 win over Chelsea.
And then the pandemonium could begin as Man City supporters invaded the pitch, before the squad lifted the trophy for a fifth time in six seasons.
But football fans were drawn to the emotional reaction of Laporte, 28, during the celebrations.
He could be seen sitting on the pitch in tears as chaos ensued around him.
And many believe he broke down because he could be leaving the club this summer.
On social media, one person said: “This almost confirms he’s leaving I guess… will never forget his 17-18 and 18-19 seasons, he was immense… thank you Aymeric! Class on and off the pitch.”
Another added: “Will never forget the way he sacrificed his body for us to win the title last year. LAPORTE YOU WILL BE MISSED.”
A third replied: “Laporte we love you, please don’t leave! .”
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And a fourth responded: “I wish he would stay but he won’t.”
Laporte has started just 10 of Man City’s 36 Premier League games this season.
Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji and John Stones have all been preferred to the Spain international.
Laporte, who has won five Premier League titles since joining from Athletic Bilbao in 2018, fuelled rumours of a departure from Man City last month when he added an Instagram caption: “After the rain, a rainbow; after a storm, the calm; and after an end, a new beginning.”
He has been linked with a move to LaLiga champions Barcelona.