Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta has rejected the chance to turn out for Venezuela.
The 25 year-old is a Spain U19 international, but was born in Venezuela.
Bilbao president Fernando Garcia Macua revealed: "Athletic, when questions of any nature are raised we advise our players, to protect them and make them see things.
"Is this good for the club? I think it is best for Fernando [Amorebieta], no doubt. His desire to commit to the Spanish [Football] Federation means it's not possible to join the Venezuelan Federation."