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Aymeric Laporte is set to switch his international allegiance and will play at Euro 2020, according to stunning reports.
The Manchester City star has represented France at youth level - featuring in their U17, U18, U19 and U21 sides, winning 51 caps.
But he has been overlooked by France boss Didier Deschamps at the senior level. He has been called up for times, but has not made his debut.
And it appears Les Bleus are finally poised to lose out on Laporte, who will change his nationality to Spain per MARCA.
The 26-year-old was born in the French Basque country with the defender on course to turn his attention to the Spanish national team giving his dual nationality.
:flag_es: LAPORTE YA ES ESPAÑOL
:point_right: Mañana se oficializará en el BOE su nacionalización y sería CONVOCABLE por Luis Enrique. (Vía @10JoseAlvarez) pic.twitter.com/zTXpTXA6ZO
- El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) May 11, 2021
Spain head coach Luis Enrique requested the board to look into the player's situation in view to being picked for the upcoming championships this summer.
It's claimed that both the player and FIFA have given their approval for Laporte to play for Spain, with further reports claiming an official decision will be made tomorrow.
Enrique is set to name a 26-man squad for the Euros on May 21 with Laporte's inclusion expected.
La Roja's current defensive options include club colleague Eric Garcia, Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos as well as Villarreal's Pau Torres and Athletic Bilbao's Inigo Martinez.
Laporte has played 27 games in all competitions this season and scored his side's winner in the Carabao Cup final against Tottenham last month.
He hasn't featured in as many games as he'd like due to Pep Guardiola's centre-back preference of Ruben Dias and John Stones.
Though the former Bilbao man was an integral part of Man City's Premier League title winning team in the 2018/19 campaign.
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