Manchester City football group are reportedly hoping to secure a deal to sign Ecuadorian defensive talent Jackson Porozo.
According to a recent report from O Jogo, as relayed by Sport Witness, Manchester City’s “football group” remain on course to sign Jackson Porozo. The Ecuadorian defender currently plies his trade with Boavista in the Portuguese top flight, but he could soon be on the verge of a move to one of the football clubs owned by the City group.
The report claims the Manchester City group has made an approach to sign Porozo, and a move “could happen soon”. The claims contradict earlier reports from a different Portuguese source that had revealed Boavista’s rejection of the €3 million bid offered by the City group.
A native of San Lorenzo, in his home country of Ecuador, Porozo moved to Europe in 2020, joining Boavista in a deal worth half a million euros. He was coming on the back of a non-existent spell in Brazil, with Santos FC, where he had failed to make a single appearance, per Transfermarkt.
The defender has enjoyed a swift rise to prominence with Boavista. In two years, he has racked up 34 competitive appearances with the Portuguese outfit, more than half of which have come in the ongoing season.
A centre-back by trade, Porozo’s contributions in defence have been critical in helping Boavista stay out of the relegation battle. He has also impressed the onlookers with his tall 1.92 frame, which makes him an intimidating figure for the opposition attackers.
Such dominance has put the City Group on red alert as they look to snap him up in the summer transfer window. Although the Ecuadorian international may not necessarily be drafted into Manchester City’s senior team next season, the City Group has many potential destinations lined up for him.
ES Troyes in Ligue 1 or Girona FC in Spain, in particular, are two logical clubs where Porozo can further prove himself and hone his skills as a defender. However, with the report still unclear surrounding the details of a potential agreement, it remains to be seen whether the City Group can sign the talented defender in the first place.