President of FC Porto made a positive assessment of the club’s market
Francisco Conceição’s return to FC Porto a year after he left was « a satisfaction » for Pinto da Costa, who recalled the player’s career at the club and even the importance he had in winning the 2021/22 championship.
« Francisco grew up here at the club, he was important in the last title because he scored a goal in the game in Estoril, in which we were losing almost until the end of the game. Then, he decided to go abroad. I always believed that he would come back. Naturally, I am very pleased because I am aware that he can be of great use to FC Porto », referred the president of FC Porto to the club’s media.
According to Pinto da Costa, FC Porto is « doing everything » so that it can have « great chances of winning all competitions » in which the club is inserted. Therefore, he has no doubt that Francisco will be « one more to add » to a squad that he classifies as « valuable ». « (The transfer) was provided normally. He saw a possibility of being able to leave, he wanted to leave, we also wanted him to return. I won’t say it was easy, but everything came true and ended well », he said.
Francisco Conceição ends FC Porto’s activities in the market, leading the leader of the blue and white society to take stock of this period. « I think it’s a very positive market in two main aspects: not many of our stars have been harassed, like Diogo Costa, Pepê and other players, and the quantity and quality of reinforcements are an added value for our squad. I am very satisfied and focused on having a good season », he concluded.