Aymeric Laporte admits that he is 'very happy' in Manchester City and the two - year ban from the Champions League won't make him leave the Sky Blues.
The French defender also admitted that this most definitely would 'hurt' the Citizens, but he will stay at the Etihad for sure.
City were banned from the Champions League for two seasons because of they've breached FFP regulations. Of course that led to transfer speculations because the Sky Blues has a number of high quality players who are left with no elite continental football for two seasons.
Pep Guardiola might find it very difficult to keep his star players.
However, Man City appeal at the the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but it is still pending.
Key players like Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne were linked with a lot of transfer speculation, but for now only Laporte made a statement that no matter what he will be loyal to City.
The 25-year-old Frenchman gave no thought to a possible transfer saying: "“We are waiting for a final decision, but 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."
That is great news for the Citizens as Laporte is one of their key defenders. However, he was very unfortunate this season because when he just came back from a serious injury that got him out of action for a long period of time, he got injured again.