Manchester City fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter which relays a report that claims the club is considering triggering a buy-back clause to re-sign right-back Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon.
Porro is one of the most sought-after players on the transfer market, with several clubs eyeing the Spaniard.
Sporting signed Porro permanently from Manchester City after a loan deal, and he’s been attracting interest from elsewhere since before the Lisbon club used their buying clause.
It is believed that Sporting CP are not willing to let Porro leave for anything lower than his €45 million release clause in the middle of the season, a figure that Tottenham Hotspur do not seem willing to match.
Could City crowd out the competition for Porro?
In recent days, however, Manchester City have emerged as potential contenders for Porro’s signing. City owned him before he joined Sporting and he has a buy-back option the price of which varies as his contract progresses.
As per the report, the Premier League champions are currently considering re-signing the Spaniard, for a fee that would be €17m at the moment and €22.5m in the summer.
That sounds like a very advantageous deal for Pep Guardiola’s side, but there’s been no indication yet that it’s something they’re planning to do.
The report was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters.
“Absolute no brainer.”
“Buy back for £15 and sell to spurs for £45, good business.”
“Do it. it’s a win win, he either turns out to be good and we keep him or we sell him for guaranteed profit”
“Would only make sense. This new Inverted FB system fits him and Rico perfectly. Porro is very good offensively.”
“Would be brilliant tbh means we could play Cancelo on the left”
“Struggling to see how this helps anything? At RB we already have Kyle and Rico, it LB that’s a problem”
“We need a left back not a right back, Walker isn’t out of form, he just doesn’t fit the system we are currently playing.”
“I think this is purely business, not to bring him back to play. Buy for 15 sell for 30/40. Add that profit to what we sold him to sporting for already and you’ve made 25 million on a player who’s never kicked a ball for the club”
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