Tottenham scouting Sporting Lisbon winger but Man City take control

Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici has known about Porro for a long time.

Tottenham have some long-standing interest in the potential transfer of Sporting Lisbon winger Pedro Porro. Manchester City have a buy-back clause for the player, which means they can take ‘control’ of the deal.

According to Fabrizio Romano in the Daily Briefing, the Sky Blues could have the power here due to making sure they had a buy-back clause for Porro when they sold him earlier in his career.

It remains to be seen if City actually have any plans to re-sign Porro, but they may also just be keen to do what they can to prevent him joining one of their rivals.

Romano says Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici has known about Porro for a long time, though there are still not any direct talks to sign the Spain international.

“Links are normal as Tottenham have sent their scouts many times to follow Porro, he’s a player who Fabio Paratici knows very well since long time,” Romano explained.

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“At the moment there are still no direct talks, so not an easy one – also because Manchester City have €20m buy-back clause and so they can control the situation.”

Porro can play out wide or as a wing-back, so he’d arguably be of more use to Spurs than to City right now, but either way this could be an interesting saga to watch in the weeks and months ahead.

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