According to the newspaper Correio da Manhã Sporting would like to try and make Iván Piris’ loan deal permanent.
The Paraguayan full-back is on loan from São Paulo and Sporting can buy the player for €3,000,000 if need be. Bruno de Carvalho would rather not spend that much money and so may use Elias, currently on loan at Flamengo, as a bargaining chip.
So far Piris has impressed in his time at Sporting and has already but himself of Welder in the pecking order. With Jefferson unlikely to return from injury for the game against Porto, Iván Piris is certain to retain the left-back position.