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Tottenham on the verge of sealing Pedro Porro transfer

Tottenham Hotspur are close to striking a deal with Sporting CP over the transfer of Pedro Porro, as per Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Spurs have been working round the clock to bring the Portuguese right-back in the January transfer window, with Antonio Conte identifying him as one of the priority targets.

A new round of talks has been planned for Thursday, and the North London outfit are confident about wrapping up the deal in a day or two.

Details about payment terms are the only thing left to be discussed, with Spurs reportedly agreeing to splash around €45 million for Porro.

Porro will likely be the second signing of the winter transfer window for Spurs after Arnaut Danjuma, who recently completed his loan switch to North London from Villarreal.

The Dutch forward was on the cusp of joining Everton before the Lilywhites hijacked the deal. Spurs have the option to buy him permanently next summer.

As far as Porro is concerned, Spurs have been keen on his transfer from the start, and they will also be getting a quality player to boost their top-four hopes in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old has been one of the best full-backs in Europe over the last few seasons, having racked up 12 goals and 20 assists in 97 appearances for Sporting.

The right wing-back position has been one of the key concerns for Conte this season, with Emerson Royal’s performances often put under scrutiny.

Meanwhile, Djed Spence, who arrived from Middlesbrough in the summer, has struggled for game time. Reports are stating that Spurs have prepared to loan him out this January.

Porro will be a breath of fresh air for the right wing-back slot, and he is expected to nail down a starting place straightaway.



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