Porto Wiretap

Atletico Madrid To Sign Hector Herrera

Jul 2, 2019 6:21 PM

Atletico Madrid are linked with Hector Herrera after the midfielder said goodbye to Porto on Twitter.

Herrera's contract expired in June, and he will move to Atleti on a free.

The 29-year-old spent six seasons at Porto. 

Arturo J. Caballero/Marca

Tags: Atlético Madrid, Porto, Misc Rumor

Gianluigi Buffon Interested In Porto Move

Jun 12, 2019 2:48 PM

Gianluigi Buffon reportedly has interest in a move to Porto to replace Iker Casillas.

Casillas retired this season following a heart attack. Buffon is out of contract after spending last season with PSG.

“The idea of playing for Porto interests Gigi. However, there isn’t a serious offer on the table and we haven’t met anyone yet. He would be open to making the move. After all, we’re talking about a club with a great history, who play in the Champions League," said Buffon's agent Silvio Martina.

Football Italia

Tags: Porto, Paris Saint-Germain, Transfer Rumor

Atletico Madrid Have Deal In Place For Hector Herrera

May 9, 2019 1:28 PM

Atletico Madrid and Hector Herrera have reportedly agreed to a deal for the midfielder to join the club next season.

The deal is being held up due to Herrera being months short of gaining his EU citizenship.

Herrera joined Porto in 2013. He would currently take up 1 of 3 non-EU slots in Atletico Madrid's side. 

Football Espana

Tags: Atlético Madrid, Porto, Transfer Rumor

Iker Casillas Recovering From Heart Attack In Training

May 1, 2019 12:59 PM

Iker Casillas suffered a heart attack in training, though Porto released a statement saying that his life was not in danger.

“Iker Casillas suffered an acute heart attack during this Wednesday’s training session. The session was quickly halted so medical assistance could be provided to the Porto goalkeeper, who is currently in the CUF Porto Hospital. Casillas is ok, stable and the heart problem has been resolved," said the club.

The 37-year-old Casillas joined Porto in 2015.

The Guardian

Tags: Porto, Injury

Pepe: Porto Will Win Champions League This Season

Apr 8, 2019 9:08 PM

Pepe said he was looking to win his fourth Champions League of his career this season with Porto.

"I've won the Champions League three times, and this season will be the fourth, God willing. We know it's going to be very difficult, against a tough team like Liverpool, who play perfectly in the image of their coach. We're the same team that we've been throughout the tournament, we fight for everything," said Pepe.

Pepe complimented Porto's defense, with centerback partner Eder Militao on his way to Real Madrid next year. 

"In this Porto team we have very good defenders. There are central defenders here that, in my opinion, could play well for a club like Real Madrid because they have a lot of quality. This has been proven as Militao has already been signed by Real."


Tags: Porto, Liverpool, UEFA Champions League

City-Spurs, Barca-United, Liverpool-Porto, Ajax-Juve In UCL Quarters

Mar 15, 2019 8:28 AM

Manchester City have drawn Tottenham Hotspur in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Champions League. City and Spurs will play each other three times in 12 days with their previously scheduled Premier League match scheduled for April 20th.

Last season, City played Liverpool in the quarterfinals. 

In the other ties, Barcelona will play Manchester United, Liverpool drew Porto, and Ajax will be matched up against Juventus.

The first legs of the quarterfinals will take place on April 9th and 10th, with the second legs on April 16th and 17th.

The Guardian

Tags: Ajax, Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Porto, Tottenham Hotspur, UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid Signs Eder Militao From Porto For $56.5M

Mar 14, 2019 9:08 AM

Real Madrid have signed Eder Militao from Porto for €50 million ($56.5 million).

Militao has agreed to a six-year deal with Real Madrid.

Militao is a 21-year-old Brazilian center back who can also play at right back and as a defensive midfielder.

Marcus Christenson/The Guardian

Tags: Porto, Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Liverpool-Bayern Headline Round Of 16 Draw For Champions League

Dec 17, 2018 9:08 AM

The Round of 16 ties have been drawn for the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League, headlined by Liverpool against Bayern Munich as well as Atletico Madrid against Juventus.

Full Draw

Schalke vs. Manchester City

Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus

Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Tottenham vs. Borussia Dortmund

Lyon vs. Barcelona

Roma vs. Porto

Ajax vs. Real Madrid

Liverpool vs. Bayern Munich

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Ajax, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Liverpool, Lyon, Manchester City, Manchester United, Porto, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Roma, FC Schalke 04, Tottenham Hotspur, UEFA Champions League

Who's In The Champions League Last 16

Dec 13, 2018 9:06 AM

The last 16 of the 2018-19 Champions League has been set.

Group Winners
Paris Saint-Germain
Manchester City
Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United

Europa League round of 32 qualifiers (third-place teams)
Club Brugge, Internazionale, Napoli, Galatasaray, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Viktoria Plzen, Valencia.

The Guardian

Tags: Ajax, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Liverpool, Lyon, Manchester City, Manchester United, Porto, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Roma, FC Schalke 04, Tottenham Hotspur, UEFA Champions League

2018-19 Champions League Group Stage Draw Results

Aug 30, 2018 1:21 PM

The group stage draw for the 2018-19 Champions League occurred on Thursday. 

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brugge

Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan

Group C: Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade

Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray

Group E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens

Group F: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Hoffenheim

Group G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen

Group H: Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, Young Boys


Tags: Ajax, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Borussia Dortmund, CSKA, Galatasaray, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Lyon, Manchester City, Manchester United, Monaco, Napoli, Porto, Paris Saint-Germain, PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid, Roma, FC Schalke 04, Shakhtar Donetsk, Tottenham Hotspur, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Valencia, UEFA Champions League

United Buys Diogo Dalot From Porto For $25M
Diogo Dalot can play at right-back and left-back.

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Champions League Round Of 16 Teams Set
The next round will begin in February while the Round of 16 draw will take place on December 11th.

RealGM Staff Report

Newcastle Interested In Signing Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas has been dropped by Porto since October.


Milan Signs Andre Silva From Porto For $42.6M
Andre Silva scored 16 goals in 32 appearances in the Portuguese Liga last season, adding a further four in eight Champions League outings.

Ben Gladwell/ESPN

Liverpool Could Sign Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas also has offers from clubs in Turkey, Qatar and China.

Luis Nieto/As.com

Real Madrid Expected To Sign Felipe Monteiro As Replacement For Pepe
Real Madrid are likely to pay Porto €25 million to €30 million for Felipe Monteiro.

Manu Sainz/AS.com

Arsenal Vs. Bayern Headline Round Of 16 UCL Ties
Since they last reached the quarters in 2010, Arsenal has lost two times apiece to Bayern and Barcelona while also losing to AC Milan in 2012 and Monaco in 2015.

The Guardian

Round Of 16 For 16-17 Champions League Set
Dortmund, Atletico, Barcelona, Arsenal, Napoli, Monaco, Leicester City and Juventus have won their respective groups.

RealGM Staff Report

Joao Teixeira Leaving Liverpool For Porto On Free Transfer
Joao Teixeira joined Liverpool from Sporting Lisbon in 2012, but struggled to break into the first team with Liverpool.

Peter O'Rourke/ESPN

New York City FC Targeting Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas is in his first season at Porto after a long and storied career with Real Madrid.


Arsenal Preparing £22M Bid For Porto's Ruben Neves
Francis Coquelin is out for several months, leaving Arsenal with a hole as defensive midfield.

The Sun

Aboubakar, Brahimi, Neves, Imbula Could Become Porto's Next Big Sales
James Rodriguez, Hulk, Radamel Falcao and Pepe are some of Porto's most well-known transfers.

Pete Sharland/Squawka

Juve Considering Draxler, Cuadrado, Sandro To Replace Vidal
Juventus are looking to replace Vidal with one of Schalke's Julian Draxler, Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado or Porto's Alex Sandro.

Marcus Christenson, Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian

Porto Interested In Iker Casillas
Coached by former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Julen Lopetegui, Porto are keen to acquire Iker Casillas.

Adriana Garcia/ESPN

Jackson Martinez Signs With Atletico Madrid
Jackson Martinez's deal will contain a buy-out clause of €35 million.


Jackson Martinez Sold By Porto To AC Milan For €35M
Jackson Martinez had also been linked with Arsenal and Valencia.


Real Madrid Buys Back Casemiro From Porto
Casemiro is a 23-year-old defensive midfielder.

Lucas Navarrete/Managing Madrid

Arsenal Closing In On Jackson Martinez
Arsene Wenger has singled out Jackson Martinez to reinforce Arsenal's attacking force.

Tony Banks/Express

Porto Makes Deal For Casemiro From Real Madrid Permanent
Casemiro spent the 14-15 season on loan from Real Madrid and made 41 appearances.

Sky Sports

Barcelona, Bayern Advance To Champions League Semifinals
Barcelona could meet Pep Guardiola's Bayern side in the semifinals or possibly the final.

RealGM Staff Report