Manchester City made £10 million from a deadline day transfer by doing absolutory nothing, thanks to a sell-on clause. City made this tidy sum of money on the final day of the transfer window through Pedro Porro’s move to Tottenham Hotspur from Sporting CP, reports courtesy of BBC‘s Simon Stone.
Spurs successfully signed Porro on loan with an obligation to buy for £39.5 million in the summer. City will receive £10 million as a sell-on price. The Spaniard had previously been with City’s sister club, Girona, and signed with the Blues for £11 million in 2019, but failed to register a single appearance for the Cityzens.
He then joined Sporting CP on a permanent deal after an initial loan. City had a sell-on clause in place, and therefore have just about made their money back on former Spain Under 21 International.
Despite having a £17 million buy-back option on Porro, Pep Guardiola chose not to activate it. The Catalan stated after the transfer, “Pedro Porro is a very good signing for Spurs, but we weren’t actively working to bring him here in January. Porro was on the list, but we didn’t think about the buy-back. He chose to go to Spurs.”
Porro is set to make his debut for Spurs against former employers City in Sunday’s clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Although, it won’t be a reunion, as Porro commented in an interview with A Bola, “I’ve never spoken to Pep Guardiola. I don’t think he even knows they signed me. But they must be attentive to what I have been doing.” Porro will wear the No.23 shirt with the North London club.
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The former Manchester city man had a great season for Sporting, which made Tottenham Hotspur go for the Spaniard
Tottenham Hotspur’s new signing, Pedro Porro, compelled the lily whites to sign him for his impact on the field with his solid performances in both Liga Portugal and the Champions League.
Porro’s stats for sporting this season
In just 12 appearances in Liga Portugal, the Spanish right-back has scored two goals and provided six assists, becoming a key figure for the Portuguese side. His shot accuracy of 74.9% and successful passes at a rate of 69.9% demonstrate his technical ability and precision on the ball. Furthermore, he also made 1.4 tackles and 0.6 interceptions per game. Despite his aggressive playstyle, Porro has only accumulated four yellow cards and one red card in Liga Portugal.
Porro’s form in the Champions League has been equally impressive. In four appearances, including one as a substitute, he has played a total of 391 minutes. He has contributed one assist and made 2.8 tackles and 0.8 interceptions per game.
The Spanish full-back has been consistently performing at a very high level this season, earning two Man of the Match awards and a 7.19 rating in Liga Portugal and a 7.09 rating in the Champions League according to whoscored.com.
Porro’s versatility in defence and ability to contribute in attack make him a valuable addition to Antoino Conte’s men. Although, It remains to be seen how the 23-year-old will adapt to the Premier league.
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