Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Manchester City loanee Pedro Porro, who’s currently on loan at Portuguese champions Sporting Lisbon. This was revealed via a report from Portuguese media outlet O Jogo. It was disclosed that Real Madrid want to sign the defender.
Porro, 22, became a Manchester City player two years ago. Manchester City paid £11m to sign the Spanish right-back from Girona in his native Spain and he was immediately loaned out to Spanish side Real Valladolid.
Manchester City loaneePorro struggled during his time at Real Valladolid and he was restricted to just 15 appearances before he was loaned out to Sporting Lisbon for two years upon his return to the Etihad Stadium after his Valladolid loan spell. He has been sensational since joining Portuguese Super League side Sporting Lisbon.
Porro was an important player for Sporting Lisbon as they won the league in the Portuguese top flight last season. He had a return of four goals plus two assists in 37 appearances from his right-back position last season. The Spaniard has maintained his good form for Sporting Lisbon this season with a return of two goals in eight games.
Sporting Lisbon are expected to sanction a permanent move for Porro at the end of his two-year loan spell at the club. A transfer fee was inserted into the loan deal that took him to the club from English champions Manchester City. Sporting Lisbon are likely to sign him on a permanent deal before selling him to Real Madrid who are on his trail.
Real Madrid are not blessed with a lot of options in the right-back department and Porro would be a good addition to the Carlo Ancelotti-led team. The player could still stay at Manchester City to fight for his place in the first team if Sporting Lisbon don’t sign him permanently.