Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has officially switched his national allegiance from France to Spain, it has been confirmed. Laporte, signed by the Premier League club from Spanish La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao, has been one of the best defensive signings City manager Pep Guardiola has ever made during his time at the club and this has been evident in the way he has blended well with the team and how he has been an integral player in the squad as well.

However, he has now completed every necessary process and steps in switching his nationality from France to Spain ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup coming up next year. The defender is of French descent and was called up by Deschamps, the head coach of the France national team during the last international break but could not feature in any match for Les Blues.

He was unable to participate in any role for the France national team due to an injury he picked on international duty and had to withdraw from the squad in the process. After his withdrawal, he returned to the Etihad and rejoined his Manchester City colleagues.

Since then, he had been working to secure his permit that would see him dump France for Spain and he has now been successful in the process. He was only eligible to switch his nationality as he had not played any game for France in the past before his decision.

Laporte has established himself as one of Guardiola’s most trusted players in the squad and has helped the Spanish manager to secure the club’s fifth English Premier League title in the last ten years. He will now be expecting a first call-up to the Spain national team where he will be hoping to have a brilliant spell.