Man City star could move twice this summer with chain reaction to benefit all but Guardiola

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Man City are poised to make a loss on Pedro Porro this summer, with a report revealing the thriving Spaniard could actually move twice before next season begins.

Pedro Porro may not be a name familiar to too many readers, 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.

Porro – 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.

Sporting’s official website confirmed the deal contained a purchase option when the loan concluded. The figure involved has been speculated to be £7m – £4m less than City paid.

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

As such, Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo report Sporting will ‘execute’ their option to buy this summer.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean his long-term future will be in Lisbon.

Pedro Porro catches Simeone’s eye

The report adds Diego Simeone is seeking to revamp Atletico Madrid’s right side and has identified Porro as a viable option.

As such, Sporting could activate their purchase option before then selling on to Atletico for a much greater fee than the £7m they’ll pay City.

Alternatively, if Atletico’s interest is not acted upon, Sporting would be more than happy to retain a player who has shone in Portugal.

Either outcome would be to Sporting’s benefit and if Atletico did act, they’d be signing a thriving player on the up too.

The only loser in the saga would seemingly be Manchester City. The Cityzens will be losing a much-improved player for less than they paid three years ago.

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