Aymeric Laporte: “Spain are more interested in me than France are.”

Speaking to L’Équipe, French central defender Aymeric Laporte turned up the heat on Didier Deschamps and France, threatening to accept a proposal to join the Spanish side as the international team he will represent.

“One plays at Chelsea, the other at PSG. I am at Bilbao, a club that is maybe not thought of highly enough in France. Here, being at this club does not stop certain others from making it to the national team… It is as if Marseille is superior to Athletic Bilbao. Each to their own. If it is worse, it is not worse by much.”

“If I am honest, I think that sometimes there have been injuries, changes and opportunities that have been given to others but not to me. A part of me is Spanish because I have loved there for 8 years. But if I do [choose the Spanish national team] it will be because of how much interest they are showing in me. More than France are.”


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