Eight games, as many as Sporting have this season, always starting, participation in six of the 17 goals of the lions – highlight for an assist and the goal that scored against Tondela. Pedro Porro, 21, is in the best shape of his career and seems to have solved a problem, with several years, of greens and whites: the position of right-back.
The Spaniard is untouchable, as he has no direct competitor in the squad, and Sporting will not be afraid of competition appearing with Man. City, who loaned the defender until 2022: because he can exercise the option to buy € 8 at any time , 5 M agreed between the two clubs.
And, you know THE BALL, it was precisely the excellent relationship between lions and citizens, combined with the will shown by the player, who put Porro on the road to Alvalade in the summer, when Betis was also in the race for the under-21 international in Spain.
In the previous five seasons, only in 2017/2018 did Sporting have a fixed option in the right-back position: Cristiano Piccini (40 games). In 2015/2016 the ownership was between João Pereira and Schelotto; between the previous two and still Esgaio in 2016/2017; two years ago Ristovski and Bruno Gaspar shared the place; the Macedonian and Rosier fought for the title last season.
In other words, especially in the last two years, the right-back was a problem that Sporting has not been able to solve until now. It is because of what Pedro Porro has already shown, it is going to last.