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Laporte ‘very happy’ at Man City despite Champions League ban

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Aymeric Laporte insists he is happy at Manchester City and his side’s Champions League ban is not reason for him to look elsewhere.

Laporte admits a Champions League ban will affect City but he remains happy at the club and isn’t looking for a move elsewhere.

City were handed a Champions League ban after appearing to breach FFP rules.

With City at risk of playing no European competition next season, exit fears have grown within the club with many claiming a lot of City’s top stars could look to leave.

The likes of Raheem Sterling has generated strong exit rumours to Real Madrid and Riyad Mahrez has also attracted interest from PSG.

Laporte admits the absence of UCL will indeed affect City but insists he is very happy in Manchester where he has been winning trophies.

Laporte told The Times on City’s European ban, which they are contesting: “We are waiting for a final decision. We are going to see what happens next season.

“Obviously it would hurt us a lot if we aren’t in the Champions League next season.

“I am very happy here at Manchester City. I am enjoying my football here. We are doing great things here. In the last two years we have won eight trophies.”

Injury has limited Laporte to only 526 minutes of league action this season as teh 25-year-old missed the first half of the campaign.

However, he could still play a big part in City’s season as the Manchester outfit still have a big competition in the Champions League to play for.