Laporte never considered Spain

Aymeric Laporte has revealed that he never considered chosing France over Spain and links were due to the media 'stirring it up'. 

Laporte, who was born in Agen in south-west France, has represented Les Blues up to under 21 level but was rumoured to be considering selecting Spain over the country at senior level, however his recent call-up to the French national team for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers appeared to put those to bed.

If he plays any part of either game, the 22-year-old will be tied down to France for the remainder of his career but he has admitted this is what he always wanted.

"It was just to create a buzz, each media plays its own game and I've never spoken about Spain being the main objective for me," Laporte told RMC.

"There are two programmes in France that I went on to clarify everything.

"I could have become a Spanish national but I didn't take it, I've been in Spain for seven-and-a-half years and after five years you can take it but I never did, which is proof that France was my aim.

"The media stirred it up, it had repercussions for me in France and it worked against me but I am here now and I'm happy.

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