Aymeric Laporte has secured his Spanish nationality and is now set to represent the nation at this summer’s European Championships.
The 26-year-old had previously represented France up to and including Under-21 level but had never made a senior appearance for the international team.
The former Athletic Bilbao defender – Laporte clocked up 222 first-team appearances for the Basque giants prior to joining City in January 2018 – now will be a part of Spain’s players going forwards.
He will now be considered strongly not only to be included in the 26-man squad for this summer’s Championships but also a starting slot in Luis Enrique’s side.
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