Man City to receive Pedro Porro transfer windfall amid Spurs interest?

Manchester City could receive around £8.5m in profits if Sporting Lisbon right-back Pedro Porro secures a permanent exit from the Portuguese club.

Manchester City could receive around £8.5m in profits if Sporting Lisbon right side Pedro Porro ensures a definitive exit away from the Portuguese club.

The 23-year-old was on a three-year contract with the Citizens between August 2019 and August 2022, but never made a senior appearance for the club.

Porro spent a year on loan with Spanish side Real Valladolid in the 2019-20 campaign before joining Sporting Lisbon on a two-year temporary deal.

Sporting activated Porro’s buyout clause of around £7.2m (€8.5m) in the summer, with Man City inserting a 30% sell-on clause in the deal .

A recent report says so Tottenham Hotspur have expressed their interest in Porro, with Antonio Conte ready to strengthen his options in the side.

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Spurs aren’t the only club keeping an eye on the defender, however Barcelona, Real Madrid i Juventus an interest has also been credited.

According to The Express, Sporting now value Porro at £39m (€45.3m) and if Spurs were to accept his price, Man City could receive around £8.5m in profit due to of its sales clause.

The Citizens previously included a similar sell-off clause Jadon Sanchothe deal when he signed for Borussia Dortmund, and they eventually pocketed around £11m when the England winger made his big-money switch to Manchester United in the summer of 2021.

Man City are also understood to have a 20% sell-on clause. Jack Harrisonthe treatment to Leeds Unitedand the Premier League champions could receive up to £5m if the winger leaves Elland Road.

Porro is under contract at the Estadio Jose Alvalade until June 2025, but the report adds that Man City have the option to re-sign Porro for less than half Sporting’s value as they include a £17.6m buy-back clause in his package. .

Pedro Porro of Sporting Lisbon in action with Ivan Perisic of Tottenham Hotspur on October 26, 2022© Reuters

Leek is considered a key asset Ruben Amorimand has provided seven assists in 17 appearances for Sporting in all competitions so far this season.

The full-back featured twice against Tottenham in the Champions League group stage earlier this season, where Sporting took four points from their home and away fixtures.

Conte is believed to be keen to sign a new right-back in 2023, although he already has one Emerson Royal, Matt Doherty i Grandpa Spence at your disposal

Spurs have also been linked with potential moves Wolverhampton WanderersAdam Traore i Inter Milan‘s Denzel Dumfries before the January transfer window.

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