Originally Posted by SAFCMarc
Surely he can now apply for an english passport and play for us. Spain dont want him and he is uncapped
Has been in England since around 2005.
Would add a great option to our midfield.
Reason A) There's a gentleman's agreement between the Home Nations that players have to have a blood line, or have moved to the country as a child. Nacho Novo did not represent Scotland for this reason.
Reason B) He's already represented Spain at u21 and other levels. That alone doesn't disqualify him from playing for another country, but he had to already have the dual nationality prior to playing for the U21s. In other words, he needed to be eligible for both England and Spain prior to playing for the Spanish U21, U19s etc etc. This is to allow players who were born with dual nationality to change, but prevent someone moving and then acquiring another nationality in order to play.