Report: Real Madrid want £11m Manchester City star, currently out on loan
A report from Portuguese outlet O Jogo claims that Real Madrid want to sign Manchester City defender Pedro Porro, who is on loan at Sporting Lisbon.
Porro, 22, joined Manchester City in the summer of 2019 for a fee of £11million (Mirror). Immediately joining Real Valladolid, but he struggled.
Just 15 appearances came during that loan, and in 2020 – he was offloaded to Sporting Lisbon for two years. In Portugal, he has been sensational.
Last season, Porro clocked up 37 appearances – scoring four goals and creating two more. This season, he already has two goals in eight games.
His form is incredible and Sporting are expected to sanction a permanent deal to sign Porro. A buy clause was included in his loan deal with Sporting.
So, Sporting might sign the Manchester City star permanently, and then sell him to Real Madrid for a profit. O Jogo say Madrid are tracking him.
Real Madrid eye Porro: Does he have a Manchester City future?
He should do. Manchester City do have options on the right of their defence – with Kyle Walker at the top of his game at the moment.
Joao Cancelo is also a right-back. But with a lack of options at left-back, and Portugal star Cancelo able to play in midfield, a right-back is needed.
So, Manchester City could do with a younger version of Walker, who is happy to sit on the bench and eventually replace the England international.
Porro makes sense. But whether City have shot themselves in the foot by including a permanent clause remains to be seen.
The decision could be put to Porro. A permanent stay at Sporting, a move to Real Madrid or taking a risk and chancing his arm at Manchester City.
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