Tottenham are confident they can complete Pedro Porro’s transfer in days with a £40m deal with Sporting close to being agreed
TOTTENHAM are growing increasingly confident of completing a £40m deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro in the next few days.
Spurs boss Antonio Conte has been looking for a right-back to suit his system since the summer and Porro, 23, is their main target.
A £32.5m offer has already been rejected this month, with Portuguese club Sporting remaining adamant about the player’s £40m release clause.
However, SunSport understand that after talks between both clubs over the past two days, an agreement is close to being finalized to reach that number in this window.
The £40m deal would include add-ons and bonuses – as Spurs chairman Daniel Levy continues to spend heavily to prove Conte he can build him a title-demanding squad.
Having been on the books at Manchester City, Porro has made nearly 100 appearances in all competitions since joining Sporting in 2020.
Should the deal go through, City would benefit from a 30 per cent resale clause after leaving Manchester for good for £7.2million in May 2022.
The Spain international is expected to be thrown straight into the starting XI to boost Tottenham’s season and replace the likes of Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal.
The signing would see the north London club’s spending surpass £200m over the course of this season after spending £170m playing seven players over the summer.
Back in October, Conte said: “We know this situation with the club and the club knows very well that we need time and patience to try to go step by step.
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“I talked about the transfer market, that we need more transfer markets to get to a good level. We know that. At the same time, we want to be competitive and try to do everything.”
Despite having won just two of their last six Premier League games, Spurs still compete in the FA Cup and Champions League – and remain three points adrift of the top four.
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