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Manchester City in line for major cash influx through potential future transfer as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid circle

Srinivas Sadhanand

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Manchester City in line for major cash influx through potential future transfer as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid circle

As things stand, Manchester City have no cause for concern in the right-back department.

In Kyle Walker, Pep Guardiola’s side have arguably the finest defensive full-back in world football.

Known for his incredible recovery pace and one-on-one defending, the England international has been named as one of the toughest defenders to play against by some of the game’s greatest wingers, including Neymar and Eden Hazard.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Joao Cancelo is unanimously renowned as the best full-back in Europe, capable of putting up world-class displays at both right-back and left-back consistently.

Joao Cancelo celebrates his goal against Nottingham Forest.
Joao Cancelo celebrates his goal against Nottingham Forest.

In the event that one of the two players needs to be replaced, Manchester City have inserted a €20 million buy-back clause in Issa Kabore’s loan deal at Olympique Marseille, in case a permanent transfer transpires.

With Yan Couto also touted to be another potential first-team right-back at the Etihad Stadium in the future, another name that was once amongst this conversation is now-Sporting CP star Pedro Porro

However, the Sky Blues parted ways with the highly-rated defender, who joined the Primeira Liga giants in a deal estimated to be in the region of €8.8 million after a fruitful two-year loan stint.

Considering Bayern Munich were once heavily linked with Pedro Porro before their move for Noussair Mazraoui, there is no denying the 22-year-old’s potential.

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While a return to East Manchester is no longer on the cards, the Premier League champions have still found a way to benefit off a deal involving their former player, as per a new update.

According to a report by Portuguese newspaper Record, as translated and relayed by Sport Witness, Manchester City have a sell-on clause worth 30% for any future transfer involving Pedro Porro from Sporting CP.

Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.

This means that the Premier League champions would take 30% of anything over the reported €8.8 million fee they sold him for in the summer.

With Ruben Amorim’s side setting a €45 million release clause over their prized asset, Manchester City could take home a €12 million fee if the Portuguese international departs the Lisbon-based outfit for the clause.

Interestingly, it has also been mentioned that both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid seem to be interested in signing the highly-rated right-back.

Real Madrid currently sit atop world football in two ways. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Real Madrid currently sit atop world football in two ways. (Image Credit: Alamy)

So much so that a switch could get over the line as soon as in the summer of 2023.

Barcelona have also been credited with an interest.

This is only good news for Manchester City, as they could bag a combined €20.8 million since Pedro Porro’s exit, despite him not making a single senior appearance for the club.

Featured Image Credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy

Topics: Sporting CP, Sporting Lisbon, Manchester City, Manchester City Transfer News & Rumours, Primeira Liga, Premier League, La Liga, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Transfers, Football

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