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4 Best centre-backs in the world in the 2018-19 season

Subhadeep Roy
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
22 Mar 2019, 12:24 IST

#2 Aymeric Laporte

Aymeric Laporte
Aymeric Laporte

Manchester City signed Laporte from Athletic Bilbao in January 2018, and he has performed brilliantly for them since then. He has been exceptionally good since the start of the ongoing season. Laporte is big, physically strong and brilliant in the air. He is also versatile, and can play in a 3-man defence and a 4-man one with equal ease.

He has also played as a left-back occasionally for City, and impressed with his crossing skills too. He has also scored 4 goals from 38 matches this season, and remains a threat for the opposition from the set-pieces. He has become a household name now, and should have a great career ahead of him.

Laporte has been one of the most consistent performers for City this season. Very few players can actually shine in their very first year in the ultra-competitive Premier League, and Laporte has been able to do precisely that.

Laporte has become more athletic and physically stronger this season, and is one of the reasons behind City's ascent to the top of the league table. City have already won the League Cup, and are aiming at an audaciuos quadruple this season.

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