Sporting CP eye Espanyol’s Hermoso

Portuguese giants Sporting CP are considering approaching Espanyol for defender Mario Hermoso, according to reports.

The 22-year-old central defender only joined the Catalan club this summer from Real Madrid and has a contract until 2020 with a €40m release clause in place.

However, Marca cites a report in Portuguese paper A Bola which states the Lisbon-based club are monitoring the former Spanish youth international.

Hermoso has started nine La Liga outings for Los Periquitos this campaign.

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