Sunday June 30 2013
Quintero set for Porto

Porto are expected to buy Pescara’s Colombian talent Juan Fernando Quintero for €10m plus bonuses.

The creative midfielder is currently in action at the Under-20 World Cup and over the past few months had been linked with Inter, Juventus, Fiorentina, Real Madrid and more.

Still only 20, he suffered from a series of injuries after the Under-20 South American tournament in January and managed a total 17 Serie A appearances for Pescara.

Unable to help the Delfini escape relegation, he does appear ready to aid their financial situation with a big money sale.

Pescara signed him from Atletico Nacional in July 2012 on loan with an option to buy for €3.5m, which they have activated.

Now strong reports from Portugal and Italy suggest Porto have agreed to snap up Quintero for €10m plus a further €3m in performance-related bonuses.