Porto Replace Mangala With Spaniard Marcano

Porto have signed defender Ivan Marcano from Rubin Kazan following the departure of Eliaquim Mangala to Manchester City.

The 27-year-old Spaniard has penned a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

“I am very happy and proud to come to a club like Porto, who have history of winning titles and some truly fantastic fans, the best there are in football,” Marcano told Porto’s official website.

Ivan Marcano Joins Porto.
Ivan Marcano Joins Porto.

“I know what awaits me and I’m prepared to help the team win and get back to claiming trophies.”

The centre-back is expected to replace Mangala at the 2004 European champions. He becomes the club’s tenth signing of the summer after goalkeeper Andres Fernandez, left-back Jose Angel, midfielder Yacine Brahimi, Adrian and Oliver Torres (from Atletico Madrid) joined the side.

The Portuguese giants, who finished third in the Primeira Liga last season, have also landed winger Christian Tello from Barcelona, midfielder Casemiro from Real Madrid, Netherlands left-back Bruno Martins Indi and Ghana right-back Daniel Opare.