Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte, 24, of French origin, has been nationalized Spanish this Tuesday in the Council of Ministers and will be able to play with the national team if Luis Enrique wants it, according to reports Brand. The news comes just ten days after the La Roja coach announces the list for the European Championship that starts on June 11.
The procedure has been possible thanks to a change in FIFA regulations, which allows those under 21 years of age who have played less than five games with one country to play with another if they meet a series of requirements. In the case of Laporte, he played his last meeting with the French under-21 at the age of 19.
The center-back was signed in 2018 by Pep Guardiola for the citizen from Athletic for 65 million euros. This season he has participated in 27 clashes with the English team and has scored two goals. It is not a fixed, however, for the Catalan coach, who has not used it for any minute in the quarterfinals and semifinals of the Champions League.