The Spanish newspaper “Marca” revealed, on Tuesday, that Lamine Yamal, the Barcelona player, preferred to represent the Spanish national team over Morocco, and it is scheduled to be officially included in the coming days.
The newspaper said in a report on its website: Barcelona’s “Pearl” chose coach de la Fuente’s team, who is scheduled to summon him, on Friday, to play the Georgia and Cyprus matches in the 2024 European Cup qualifiers in Germany.
Spain is scheduled to face its Georgian counterpart on September 8 in Tbilisi, and it will host Cyprus on the 12th of the same month in Granada.
Marca added: The meeting that took place with Yamal last week led to knowledge of his intentions, especially since he is qualified to play with Morocco, and officials spoke with him and his family as well to explain the plan of the Spanish federation, and the player’s response was positive, at a time when the Moroccan national team struggled to include him. .
The 16-year-old had represented Spain’s national teams in the youth stages up to the U-19 youth category.
Yamal was born in Barcelona to a Moroccan father and an Equatorial Guinean mother, and he spent most of his life in Barcelona.