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Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona among four clubs interested in 23-year-old full-back
According to Portuguese publication Record, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are among the clubs vying to sign Sporting CP defender Pedro Porro. Barcelona and Juventus are also said to be interested in the 23-year-old.
Porro has been with Sporting since 2020 when he arrived from Manchester City on a two-year loan deal. The Portuguese club signed him permanently this past summer having been impressed by his performances.
So far, Porro has featured 88 times for Ruben Amorim’s side in which he has netted nine goals and set up 14 more. He has been in good nick this term, registering five assists from 16 matches in all competitions.
While he still has more than two years left on his contract with Sporting, clubs in need of a new right-back are casting admiring glances towards Porro.
Real Madrid have the right-back slot locked down with Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez while they can also sign young Vinicius Tobias permanently as well. However, Vazquez will be 32 by the time the next season starts and will be in the final year of his contract.
Given Carvajal is also 30 and has had injury issues in the recent past, preparing for the future with Porro’s signing could be a shrewd move by Los Blancos.
As for Atletico Madrid, they signed Nahuel Molina in the summer to address their right-back issues, but the Argentine is yet to click. Hence, Diego Simeone could be seeking another player in the position, although the club’s financial problems could hold them back in the race.
Of the clubs mentioned, perhaps Barcelona have the most urgent need for a new right-back. But their finances continue to be a hindrance as well.
Apart from the three La Liga clubs, Juventus are also said to be in the mix to sign Porro, which will certainly make things interesting. Whether either Real Madrid or Atletico launch an attempt for the 23-year-old or look at other targets remains to be seen.
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Atletico Madrid ‘want to fight’ for the signing of €40m Barcelona midfield target
Atletico Madrid are interested in Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat and want to fight for his signing in the summer, according to a report from Javi Gomara of Mundo Deportivo. The 26-year-old is also a transfer target for FC Barcelona and several clubs in the Premier League.
Amrabat burst into the limelight after enjoying a stunning run at the FIFA World Cup 2022, during which he helped Morocco reach the semi-finals. The midfielder was heavily linked with an exit in January, with Barcelona, Atletico and several other clubs linked.
However, a move did not materialise and he remained at Fiorentina. However, with his contract expiring next year, the Moroccan international could be on his way out in the summer, even though the Italian outfit are trying to tie him down with a new contract.
And, as per the report, Atletico Madrid are ready to fight for his signing in the summer. The report states that Amrabat is a player that is very well-liked by the Rojiblancos and would be an important cog in Diego Simeone’s side if they sign him.
Amrabat will be playing at the Civitas Metropolitano tonight, with Atletico’s home ground hosting a friendly between Morocco and Peru. And the Colchoneros dream of making the stadium the 26-year-old’s permanent home from next season.
The report adds that the Moroccan international himself would be ‘delighted’ to join the club. After all, he did speak highly of Simeone and Atleti during the World Cup, when he said:
“He has coached Atletico Madrid for many years. I like his style of play. He has won a lot and I have a lot of respect for him. The players in his team are physically strong and aggressive. I like to play that way.”
Atletico Madrid have been linked with Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos, but hold no interest in him. Instead, they wish to sign a player of Amrabat’s profile and quality. However, the 26-year-old will not come cheap as Fiorentina will demand a €40 million fee for him.
Beyond that, the interest of Barcelona and other clubs in the Premier League would also be a roadblock for the Spanish capital club.