Atlético striker Sergio Agüero has finally been granted his Spanish passport. The 22-year old swore his oath of allegiance to the Spanish Constitution, putting an end to a long-awaited process that began in the summer of 2008. Kun’s dual citizenship will free up one of the club’s three non-EU berths.
El Mundo Deportivo is reporting that Atlético officials are looking for ways to accelerate Kun Agüero’s passport application, a process that began months ago. Diego Godín is also in the waiting line for Spanish citizenship, but his application is much further behind. It will be virtually impossible for the Uruguayan centre back to obtain a Spanish passport prior to the close of the registration window.
With Godín’s signing looking to be imminent, Atlético face a new problem; only three players that don’t have a European passport can be registered to play for us this season in la Liga. Currently our selection includes four “foreigners” in Agüero, Cabrera, Diego Costa and Salvio. Diego Godín would be our fifth player without a European passport, meaning two players would have to be axed.