City reportedly paid a club record of $80 million for Laporte.
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Manchester City completed the signing of Aymeric Laporte Tuesday as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reportedly arrived at Arsenal's training ground to finalise his transfer from Borussia Dortmund, with clubs scrambling to beat Wednesday's deadline.Premier League leaders City are reported to have paid a club record 57 million pounds ($80 million) for Athletic Bilbao defender Laporte, eclipsing the 55 million pounds they paid for Kevin De Bruyne in 2015 .City boss Guardiola said Laporte was ready to play straight away but may need time to adapt to the Premier League.Guardiola has now spent more than 200 million pounds on reinforcing his defense, bringing in Laporte alongside Benjamin Mendy (52m pounds), John Stones (47.5m pounds) and Kyle Walker (45m pounds).City, looking for an attacker to cover for the injured Leroy Sane, may have to offer in excess of 50 pounds million to seal the deal.
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