Tottenham Hotspurs get a huge boost in their January pursuit of Sporting Lisbon right-back Pedro Porro. Apparently, Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Porro has decided to leave for Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League, as reported by Fabrizio Romano. Antonio Conte’s longtime wishlist has included the 23-year-old.
Despite a major makeover during the summer, Tottenham has struggled to produce consistent results and has often looked shaky. Despite a promising start to the season, they have since lost their bearings and are presently sitting outside of the top four in the premier league.
Conte is considering a major overhaul at right wingback. Emerson Royal or Matt Doherty might be sent off as soon as this month if they fail to impress the gaffer.
Porro’s versatility means he might improve upon the present right midfielder and right defender options at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. While Sporting has been clear that the £40 million release clause must be paid in full, the North London club is hopeful that a deal can be completed for a smaller sum.
Respected transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano said that the Spanish defender is open to taking on a fresh challenge in England.
“Understand Pedro Porro is top of the list for Tottenham as a new right back. Spurs will try to sign Porro as the player would be keen on the move. It’s a difficult deal in January as Sporting has been very clear: €45m release clause or no way. The stance could change in June,” said Romano.
There is a good chance of a deal being reached in January, as the North Londoners will not let the lack of signing key players spoil their season. Fabio Paratici will work quickly to finalize the move since Conte has extremely strict requirements. The kid has already earned one cap for Spain and would be tempted by the chance to play in the top division. If Spurs can’t trade for the star player, they may be left dangerously thin on the roster.