Manchester City have set up a potential sale for youngster Pedro Porro just days after bringing him to the club.
The Blues shelled out around £5.5m on deadline day (€6m) to sign the 19-year-old from partner club Girona. Despite the team’s relegation from La Liga last season, Porro caught the eye as a buccaneering right-back as he made 34 appearances in all competitions.
After being linked with a number of Spanish clubs as well as Premier League side Watford, it was City who clinched his transfer last week. It was described as a development move by the club and a loan deal was expected, but when Real Valladolid announced a season-long loan on Monday an option to buy next summer was included.
While neither club has yet revealed the exact price he will be available for, sporting director Miguel Angel Gomez confirmed the clause on Tuesday morning.
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Porro would not be the first player the Blues have brought in only to sell on without bringing them close to the first team squad. Aaron Mooy was sold on to Huddersfield Town for £10m a year after bringing him in from Melbourne City on a free transfer, while the Blues signed defender Pablo Mari from Gimnastic in 2016 only to move him on to Flamengo for £1.3m this summer.
The money spent on Porro takes City’s spending to the window past the £130m mark. They brought in over £60m in sales, with the sale of Danilo to Juventus for £34m a new club record.