AYMERIC Laporte has reportedly canceled Man City’s pre-season tour of the United States along with Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and John Stones.
The defender is the latest star to miss the senior team’s trip to Texas where they will face Club America and Bayern Munich.
Gundogan, Foden and Stones will join the U23 squad touring Europe, the Mail reports.
It is not yet known if Laporte will join them instead.
Reasons why the seniors are missing from the squad were not given.
But City are far from the only Premier League side where players will miss pre-season tours.
Crystal Palace only have 10 outfield players for their Singapore and Australia tour because some ‘did not meet the entry requirements’.
Wilfried Zaha and Marc Guehi are among those who have not travelled.
Palace have not confirmed whether the absences are Covid-related.
Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielders N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been forced to miss the Blues’ trip to America due to their Covid vaccination status, the club said.
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City travel to Texas after securing big signings ahead of another much-anticipated Premier League season.
Erling Haaland arrived for £51million last month with high expectations for the striker after his impressive years at Dortmund.
Pep Guardiola’s team have also sought the services of Leeds forward Kalvin Phillips to fill the hole left by Fernandinho’s return to Brazil.
It’s been a busy window in terms of spending too, as fans bid farewell to big players like Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling, who have both left for London.
City could reportedly consider a move for Bukayo Saka from Arsenal in a bid to find Sterling’s replacement in this window.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5795319/laporte-gundogan-foden-stones-city-us-tour/ Aymeric Laporte joins Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and John Stones in Man City’s US pre-season tour