‘Massive Loss’, ‘No brainer to try bringing him back’ – Many fans react as Man City Sell Pedro Porro to Sporting CP

‘Massive Loss’, ‘No brainer to try bringing him back’ – Many fans react as Man City Sell Pedro Porro to Sporting CP
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Sporting CP have signed Pedro Porro on a permanent transfer from Manchester City with a €20M buy-back clause.

Porro may not be a name familiar to too many fans, though he has been on Manchester City’s books since 2019. The 22-year-old joined City from Girona in a deal the Mirror reported was worth £11m. Girona’s majority owners are City Football Group.

The Spaniard – who can operate in a number of positions on the right side – was immediately loaned to Real Valladolid upon signing.

He returned to Man City the year after, though did not make a single first-team appearance before being shipped out on loan again. Portugal was his destination this time, with a two-year stint at Sporting Lisbon agreed.

Almost two years on and Porro is thriving in Portugal. He has played right-back, wing-back and right midfield in Lisbon and has five goals and seven assists to his name this season.

It was reported in March that Sporting were working to use their €8.5M buy option on Pedro Porro and are closing in on his signature.

It has now been made official now that Sporting CP have signed Pedro Porro on a permanent transfer from Manchester City.

A previous report from Record in Portugal had confirmed Sporting triggered an €8.5M buy option, a €45M release clause would be in his new deal, while City does have a small positive as it will have a €20M buy-back clause.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has also Confirmed the €20M buy back clause for Pedro Porro, with the player’s release clause being €45M for all other clubs.

The news was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters.

“Massive Loss.”
Credit: @AntiBigPig

“If he becomes semi decent we just buy him when Kyle goes..”
Credit: @Erling_Era

“No brainer to try bring him back before other top clubs are in for him.”
Credit: @JJ21MCFC

“He’ll be back it’s in the master plan.”
Credit: @Anth_MCFC

“Activate buy back clause we need a walker backup.”
Credit: @John_Boulders

“Would be a decent back up.”
Credit: @MtMcfc

“What do we gain from this “partnership” all we do is give them players dirt cheap?.”
Credit: @TheDiasDynasty

“Having a €3.5m loss on a player that has massively improved while paying his wages over the years insane. Might be the worst investments the club has made in recent times.”
Credit: @Obi_BALR

“Can’t believe Sporting having a better end to this partnership with CFG… They literally playing hard ball with Nunes 😂😂.”
Credit: @WHOIS2NGO

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