It wouldn’t be a good idea to suggest that Manchester City have two of the world’s most notable right-backs at their disposal in Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo.
The England international is arguably the best defensive right-back in Europe, as evidenced by his tremendous recent clash against Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr. in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.
As for the Portuguese defender, he might just be the most outstanding candidate in world football for his position from an attacking perspective.
As a result, it’s no surprise to find that Manchester City have let one of Pedro Porro’s most promising right-backs leave the Etihad Stadium on a permanent transfer – despite his ability.
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According to information provided by transfer expert Fabrizio RomanoManchester City have included a buyout clause in place for Pedro Porro worth €20m, after the Spain international completed an €8.5m permanent move to Sporting.
Besides, Fabrizio Romano declares that a €45m release clause has been set by Ruben Amorim’s side for other interested clubs in the future.
Porro’s impressive performances during his loan spell at Sporting had sparked a battle among a host of clubs in Europe for his signature, with the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid reportedly previously ogled his signature.
With Kyle Walker set to turn 32 in May, it’s clear Pep Guardiola’s side have also been keeping tabs on the talented 22-year-old as they view him as a contingency plan for the quick-but- aging.
While Pedro Porro may not have been in Manchester City’s plans in the present, he could well be in the future, especially with Joao Cancelo continuing to thrive on the other side of a four-man defense.
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