Man City fans react as Laporte earns first international call-up
Aymeric Laporte has been selected for senior international football for the first time in his career.
The Manchester City centre-back was called up by Spain as per the Guardian for EURO 2020. Laporte had featured for France at youth level, but never made a senior appearance for his country of birth.
With Laporte coming through the Atheltic Bilbao academy, the City defender qualifies to represent Spain. And this summer will see the 26-year-old centre-back play for Luis Enrique’s side.
Laporte joins fellow City teammates Ferran Torres and Rodri for La Roja. Eric Garcia was also called up, however, the 20-year-old defender is almost certain to leave the club this summer.
And supporters of City were over the moon for Laporte to receive his first international call-up on social media.
Here’s what a handful had to say on Twitter following the announcement…
DESERVED. GOOD LUCK💙💙— ً (@GabrielJesxs) May 24, 2021
Best wishes from all City fans (and thanks)— still here… (@StillGav) May 24, 2021
Congrats Aymeric! Go smash it 👊💙— Josh (@MassiveMyattFT) May 24, 2021
Laporte 💙💝— Dom!nus. (@DOMINUS_2708) May 24, 2021
You deserve better and am glad you can play some international football. Deschamps disrespected you numerous time.— 💙 (@ChrisTomz123) May 24, 2021
Congratulations ❤️💙— Ryan (@bernardooooV3) May 24, 2021
Laporte replaces Sergio Ramos in the Spain squad, who has been dropped by Enrique due to injury issues.
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