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Pep Guardiola has already given verdict on Man City’s Pedro Porro stance amid transfer links.



Pep Guardiola has already rendered a decision regarding Manchester City’s stance on Pedro Porro in the midst of transfer rumors.Joao Cancelo’s unexpected loan

departure to Bayern Munich left Manchester City searching the January transfer market for potential replacements. On the final day of the transfer window, Porro joined Tottenham after the Blues elected not to make any additional acquisitions; however, Guardiola was candid in his praise for the versatile defender.



“He [Porro] is ideal for playing with five at the back, and we struggled against them last season,” Guardiola said. “I observed both of Sporting’s group stage matches against Tottenham in the Champions League this year, and Pedro Porro performed exceptionally well.A sensational coup for former Barcelona and Tottenham right-back Pedro Porro has been linked to Manchester City. Pep Guardiola has already acknowledged that Porro is on his “list” of desired players.


Earlier this week, it was reported that City is considering re-signing the player they traded to Sporting Lisbon for a nominal fee of £7.2 million in 2022. Since May of this year, it will have been two years since that decision, and it is becoming increasingly evident that it was a poor one, given that the Spaniard is now one of the finest right-backs in the Premier League and excels in a system similar to Guardiola’s.Under Ange Postecoglou, Porro’s role in games has shifted from that of a defender to that of an attacking midfielder, and his seven assists in the league this season are not a fortunate total. It is a role comparable to the one he held at Sporting, and Guardiola was impressed by his performance in the Portuguese capital last season.”We had no intention of signing him,” “He was on our wish list, but we were required to pay a buy-back clause if he opted to join Spurs.”As City observes Porro under Postecoglou this season, they may come to regret not spending the £42 million Tottenham spent on him in that transfer window. A transfer for the 24-year-old this summer could cost twice as much, as Spurs are rumored to demand close to £100 million, and chairman Daniel Levy is not known for being amenable to negotiations.


As each week passes, the urgency of City’s right-back situation increases. Kyle Walker, who committed to a three-year contract in September, will turn 34 in May and is no longer at his peak performance level. Despite his 19th birthday and ongoing success, Rico Lewis cannot be relied upon to play every three games per week for an entire season.If City decides to pursue a right-back during the summer transfer market, Porro will have undoubtedly remained on their shortlist. It remains to be seen whether they will overcome their pride and return as an old outcast; doing so could be costly.