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Man City's Aymeric Laporte eligible to quit France, play for Spain - sources

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has been a granted Spanish passport and will be eligible to be called up by Luis Enrique for this summer's European Championships, sources have confirmed to ESPN.

Spain coach Luis Enrique asked the Royal Spanish Football Federation [RFEF] to look into the possibility of calling Laporte up for this year's finals several weeks ago.

After getting the green light from the player, the RFEF set the wheels in motion obtain a passport for Laporte, with confirmation he had been granted one arriving on Tuesday.

Laporte was born in France but moved to Spain officially when he was 16, where he spent eight years playing for Athletic Bilbao before joining City for €65 million in 2018.

He has previously been called up to represent the French national team but has never been capped, although he has played 19 times for Les Bleus ' U21 side.

Sergio Ramos has struggled with injuries this season and Gerard Pique retired from international football after the World Cup in 2018.

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