Tottenham Hotspur are closely monitoring Sporting Lisbon duo Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards as they aim to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window. The Portuguese club expect Spurs to pay the buyout clauses to sign the talented youngsters, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Tottenham Keeping Tabs on Porro and Edwards
Sporting coach Ruben Amorim on Pedro Porro being the top target for Spurs as RB: "Porro and Edwards will only leave for the clause". ⚪️🇵🇹 #THFC
"We know the amount of attacks that go through Porro and Edwards, nobody is blind here. But the market is what it is". pic.twitter.com/QVUNFJIEYe
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 10, 2023
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Sporting Manager Has His Say on Porro and Edwards’ Impending Transfers
Sporting coach Ruben Amorim had this to say about the transfers: “Porro and Edwards will only leave for the clause.
“We know the amount of attacks that go through Porro and Edwards, nobody is blind here. But the market is what it is”.
Porro, 23, has a £40 million buy-out clause while Edwards, the former Spurs academy graduate, has a £52 million clause.
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The youngsters have together been the creative spark for the Portuguese side in recent times. Porro has made 93 appearances for the club and has contributed with 11 goals and 19 assists. One would expect him to fit in perfectly with Conte’s 3-5-2 system and play as the right wing-back. Edwards on the other hand has scored 12 goals and 12 assists since joining the Lions in January 2022. One thing is for certain, they would both be exciting players to watch in an attacking Spurs side.