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Real Madrid tracking Tottenham, Man City target for three seasons, eyeing summer move

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Pedro Porro is one of the hottest names in the transfer market. The Sporting CP defender is one of the few promising right-backs available on the market, and it is not surprising that Real Madrid have their eyes on him too.

The European Champions boast of one of the world’s finest squads, but it is glaringly obvious that they lack quality in the full-back positions.

Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez are the only players Carlo Ancelotti trusts on the right of defence. Both Spanish internationals are now on the wrong side of thirty, and a fresh pair of legs is becoming a big necessity.

According to reports from AS, Florentino Perez & co. have been following Porro’s development for a long time now. The observation that began three seasons ago has brought in good reports and chief scout Juni Calafat has valued his exponential growth very positively.

The Spaniard has a release clause of €45 million, and Real Madrid are interested in signing him come June. However, there are contenders in the market willing to pursue him in the ongoing winter transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte loves Porro’s profile and is pushing for his signing. However, the English side are far from reaching the economic terms demanded by Sporting.

More importantly, Manchester City reserve a purchase clause on their former right-back as included in the contract during his sale to Sporting CP. They can either sign him in January for a fee of just €17 million or in June for an additional €5.5 million.

Real Madrid’s pursuit of Porro thus depends on the two Premier League side’s decisions this month. If the player remains in Portugal come June, the Merengues could look to swoop in for his signing.

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Transfer Triumph: In-demand defender picks Real Madrid above other suitors

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Real Madrid have received a major transfer boost as Lille defender, Leny Yoro, has chosen to join Los Blancos over other interested clubs, reports Alejandro Alcazar via SPORT.

When Paris Saint-Germain attempted to negotiate a deal with Lille, offering more money than Real Madrid, Yoro made it clear he preferred the Spanish giants. 

Despite PSG’s efforts, including meetings with Yoro’s representatives, they could not convince him to change his mind.

Interestingly, the outlet mentions that Yoro is following a similar path to his compatriot Aurelien Tchouameni, who also chose Real Madrid despite competition from PSG and several Premier League teams. 

Real Madrid really value Yoro

Real Madrid see Yoro as a valuable addition, especially with the recent departure of Nacho. This move has made it crucial for the club to find a reliable replacement, and Yoro is their chosen candidate. 

It is to be noted that Yoro has one year remaining on his contract with Lille, who initially asked for a hefty €100 million transfer fee. 

Leny Yoro has picked Real Madrid over PSG, Liverpool and Man United. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

This amount was considered too high for a player who could leave for free after a year. Lille eventually reduced the asking price to €60 million, an amount that PSG and other clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool were willing to meet. 

However, Real Madrid were not prepared to pay more than €30 million, knowing that Yoro wanted to join them and could do so for free next year.

What is Real Madrid’s strategy?

It is said that Real Madrid’s initial plan was to let Yoro play one more year at Lille and sign him for free in 2025. They were even ready to offer Yoro a special signing bonus, similar to what they did with David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger, which would be added to his salary. 

But Nacho’s departure changed everything. Real Madrid now urgently need a fourth central defender, prompting them to enter negotiations with Lille, something they had previously avoided.

To secure Yoro’s signing this summer, Real Madrid are considering raising their offer to €40 million, including performance-based bonuses. 

Lille might accept this offer, knowing that Yoro could either join Real Madrid now or stay for another year and leave for free.

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