According to Madrid dailies Marca et As, French defender Aymeric Laporte – shunned by Didier Deschamps – has agreed to wear the colors of Spain for the next Euro (June 11-July 11). At almost 27 years old, he would thus launch his international career.
This is what is called on the other side of the Pyrenees a “bombazo”. According to Madrid dailies Marca et As, French defender Aymeric Laporte (26) will represent Spain at the next Euro, which will start on June 11, in just one month.
A strong choice for Agen’s child, who had been an international U17 with the France team (11 games), then U18 (9 games), U19 (12 games), and Espoirs (19 games), but who ‘experienced only disappointments among the A’s. And no selection.
Luis Enrique is expected to announce his list on May 21
Often blocked by the competition, and not necessarily in the small papers of the coach, Laporte had been called three times by Didier Deschamps. The first two, in October 2016 and then in March 2017, it was not used. And just before the third, in the summer of 2019, a break in the crusaders forced him to forfeit
Arrived at Athletic Bilbao in 2010, Aymeric Laporte discovered the professional world with the Basque club, which he did not leave until 2018. The time for him to forge a solid reputation in Spain. Several times requested by the Spanish federation, the left-hander seemed to favor the Blues until recently. But time goes by, and at almost 27 years old, he has obviously finally let himself be tempted to finally launch his international career.
Also according to Marca and As, the naturalization of the defender was approved this Tuesday morning at the administrative level, and Fifa should very quickly validate his change of sporting nationality. The timing is indeed tight, since the coach Luis Enrique must theoretically announce his list on May 21. Spain will face Sweden, Poland and Slovakia in the group stage of the European Championship.