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Revealed: Price Tottenham must pay for Sporting defender

Jacque Talbot
Pedro Porro, Sporting Lisbon, 2021-22

Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Porro is edging closer to a move to Tottenham.

The Premier League side are close to completing a deal for the Sporting Lisbon defender this window.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte has been chasing the Spanish youngster in a bid to solve his right-back woes and hopes to complete the move by the end of next week, reports the Daily Star.

It is thought that the total sum will amount to €40million and it will mark the first signing for Spurs in the January transfer window.

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It comes after Sporting head coach Ruben Amorim insisted that the former Manchester City wing-back would not be allowed to leave the side unless the entirety of his release clause was met.

“With regard to Pedro Porro, we know that there are players in our team who, because of what they have done, are now wanted by other clubs,” Amorim told the press.

“We had this problem in the summer too. What I was told is that he can only leave if the clause is triggered. And if the clause is triggered, there is nothing we can do.

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“He is playing really well. Like me, he is living one of the best moments of his career and he is only focused on Sporting. We are prepared for anything and we know that there are clubs who can pay the clause. But, until that happens, I think Pedro is safe.”

Antonio Conte is in need of recruits this Janaury

Antonio Conte is in need of recruits this Janaury

Spurs’ right-back dilemma

It comes after supposed doubts about the futures of Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty – both who have struggled this season for their club for various reasons.

Meanwhile Djed Spence has played just 12 minutes of Premier League football since arriving from Middlesbrough, following his loan at Nottingham Forest the season prior.

It is believed that Conte could send the England under-21s star out on loan this window.

Porro signed for City for a reported fee of €13million from Girona in 2019. But the Citizens loaned him out to La Liga side Real Valladolid and then Sporting on an initial two-year loan deal, with an option of making the deal permanent for €8.5 million.

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