Atletico Madrid forward of Nigerian descent Samu Omorodion has been included in Spain’s squad for the men’s football event of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games which holds from July 26 to August 11.

The 20-year-old was born in Melilla, Spain to Nigerian parents.

Spain’s under-21 manager announced his 22-man squad for the Paris 2024 Olympics, including two players who are currently at Euro 2024 with the senior side.

Barcelona’s Fermin Lopez and Villarreal’s Alejandro Baena will head from Germany to France, depending on La Roja’s progress at Euro 2024, with just 10 days between the final of the Euros and the start of Spain’s Olympic campaign.

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have more players than any other side in the squad, with Pau Cubarsi, who was dropped from Spain’s preliminary Euros squad, Lopez, and the returning loanee Eric Garcia. Los Rojiblancos have Omorodion, Pablo Barrios and goalkeeper Alejandro Iturbe in Denia’s selection.

The three overage players, with teams limited to under-23 players, are Manchester City’s Sergio Gomez, Braga’s Abel Ruiz and Real Betis’ Juan Miranda. They are hardly much older than their peers at 24, but are part of the same generation that came through together through the youth categories.

Spain kick off their campaign for the gold medal in Paris at the Stade de France, before heading to Bordeaux to take on the Dominican Republic three days later, and then Egypt on July 30. The top two go through to the knockout round.