According to reports, Aymeric Laporte could represent Spain at this summer’s European Championship. Spanish National team manager Luis Enrique requested The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) directors to look into the probability of calling up the France- born Manchester City defender. Laporte is a former France under-21international. Soccer betting fans on bet365 बोनस कोड will be following such developments closely as they come up with betting strategies for the Euro 2020. Reports suggest that Laporte is keen on playing for Spain, and work had already begun to process the necessary paperwork to enable Spain to call him up on May 21. RFEF are waiting for the final confirmation from FIFA. However, that is believed to be just a formality at this stage.
How Does Laporte Qualify?
Laporte was born in Agen, France. He joined Athletic Club in his teenage years and spent eight years in Bilbao. His development and achievements attracted the attention of English Premier League Champions Elect Manchester City. The club paid Bilbao 65 million Euros to take him to the Etihad.
The 26-year-old defender has represented France at several youth levels but has never featured for the first team. Didier Deschamps, the French National Team coach, has revealed that Laporte is not in his plans for this year’s tournament. Because he has never played for the French national team, he meets FIFA’s requirements of representing another country.
The new regulations state that a player under the age of 21 that has represented one country in less than five matches is eligible to play for another country if they meet several other requirements. Laporte played his last game for France’s Under-21 when he was 19. The last player to switch allegiance was Munir, who played for Morocco after playing for Spain in his debut.
The decision by Deschamps to continually ignore the talented center back has surprised many soccer fans. Laporte is a Champions League finalist and has won his third Premier League title in four years. With such achievements, many expected that Deschamps would finally give him his long-awaited National Team call-up.
In 2018, the Man City defender claimed that the French National Team coach was ignoring him for personal reasons. However, Deschamps responded by saying he does not have a problem with anyone and selects the team based on merit. The French defense comprises Dayot
On the other hand, La Roja have expressed an interest in the defender playing for them since 2016, when Julen Lopetegui was the Manager. Manchester City’s defender’s dream of representing the Spanish National team could finally come true this summer.
Reports from Spain claim that Laporte’s Spanish nationalism was approved, and the news will be made official on Wednesday. The reports also suggest that there are no hindrances to Laporte switching his allegiance. He will add on to Luis Enrique’s defending options at the Euro 2020. He will be competing with other defenders for positions, including Eric Garcia, Ingo Martinez, Pau Torres, and Sergio Ramos.