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Manchester City: Fabrizio Romano shares details on first summer exit

Manchester City: Fabrizio Romano shares details on first summer exit -Manchester City News

Fabrizio Romano has now confirmed details surrounding Pedro Porro’s transfer to Sporting CP from Manchester City.

The Lowdown: Porro’s City career

The 22-year-old joined Man City from sister-club Girona in the summer of 2019 for a reported fee of £10.8m.

However, rather than training with the Sky Blues’ first-team, the right-back was immediately loaned out to La Liga side Real Valladolid.

After spending a season in the Spanish top-flight, Porro was sent out on loan again. This time, he joined Sporting CP in Portugal, where he has remained for nearly two years.

When Sporting drew City in this year’s Champions League, the player annoyed Pep Guardiola by joking that the Spaniard didn’t even know who he is, something which drew a prickly reaction out of the boss.

He is still yet to play a single game for Manchester City.

The Latest: Romano’s update

After a quiet announcement, Romano has confirmed that Sporting have now signed Porro on a permanent transfer from City, after triggering the £7.2m clause in the loan deal.

Taking to Twitter, Romano leaked more details, including an option for Txiki Begiristain to bring the player back for just £16.9m.

“Official, confirmed. Sporting have now signed Pedro Porro, permanent deal from Man City for €8.5m clause triggered. Contract signed until June 2025.

“Manchester City will have a buy back clause for €20m. Release clause for all the other clubs will be €45m. MCFC”

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The Verdict: Good deal for both sides

The highly rated 22-year-old will be a great permanent addition to the Portuguese side.

According to FB Ref, Porro ranks in the 97th percentile for non-penalty goals as a full-back and in the 94th percentile for shots totalled, drawing praise as

Thus, this attacking threat would have fit well into Guardiola’s style of play, and perhaps with the implementation of a cheap buy-back clause, City will be able to bring Porro back to Manchester if he continues to perform well

Sporting meanwhile will have a talented player on their hands for the next few years, so this feels like a good move for both sides.

In other news: Manchester City: Kieran Maguire reveals latest twist in FFP saga

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