Manchester City fans, do you remember the name Pedro Porro?
He joined the Citizens of Girona in 2019 on a £ 11million deal, but has yet to record a single appearance for the club.
Porro went straight to Real Valladolid on a one-season loan, featuring the club 15 times in 13th place in La Liga.
He then joined Sporting Lisbon on a two-year loan and won the league and national cup double in his debut campaign.
The Spaniard scored the winning goal in the League Cup final victory over Braga in January as he made waves in Portugal.
The 22-year-old right-back has made a good start to the season helping the club’s title defense, scoring two goals in 15 appearances this season.
Portuguese newspaper O Jogo reported that Sporting “have trouble with the money” and cannot afford to buy the Spanish right-back, who made his international debut in a Cup qualifier. of the world in March, in City.
And that has apparently given Real Madrid the opportunity to sign him next summer.
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It could all come down to Sporting Lisbon’s crucial Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.
If Sporting secure their place in the knockout sentences, they can earn € 9.6million (£ 8.06million) in prizes that could help raise money to secure services from the back.
Defeat, however, would likely see Sporting miss the player.
This means they wouldn’t be able to land him and then immediately sell him to a team like Real Madrid for profit in order to further increase their coffers.
Porro’s recent performances have caught the attention of Los Blancos, who are “leading the race” to sign him.
If Sporting fail to raise funds, the Spanish side can sign the full-back directly from Etihad, but likely for an inflated amount.
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