Tottenham Hotspur have finally struck an agreement to sign Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro for £39.5 million, confirms Fabrizio Romano. Even though it was reported that the deal experienced complications on January 30, the clubs kept talking and now a final agreement is in place. Romano has also confirmed the deal will not collapse.
Tottenham Hotspur Finalise £39.5 Million Move for Pedro Porro
Tottenham have re-scheduled medical tests for Pedro Porro: it was planned on Monday but will actually happen… on Tuesday, #DeadlineDay. ⚪️🩺
It’s all done and sealed between Spurs and Sporting — as revealed, Porro will become #THFC player for €45m.
Here we go confirmed. pic.twitter.com/C5BvVFF0e2
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 30, 2023
Tottenham Reschedule Pedro Porro Medical Tests for Deadline Day
It has also been reported further that the Spanish defender has arrived in London to complete his move before the January transfer window closes at 11 PM on January 31. Romano states that Porro only wanted a move to Spurs and pushed for it, even skipping training on Monday to force Sporting’s hand on selling him.
The complication delaying a potential deal revolved around the payment terms, but certain changes being made to it has convinced Sporting to agree on the deal to let him leave the club.
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As a result, everything is sealed between the two clubs on a transfer that will go through on deadline day. Romano also states that Sporting are close to signing Hector Bellerin from Barcelona as a replacement for Pedro Porro, which helps them let him go without causing major damage to their club.
Porro Set to Complete Tottenham Move Before Transfer Deadline
The 23-year-old defender is going to be put through his paces to finish his medical tests quickly on transfer deadline day before signing all the necessary contracts before Tottenham can register him into their Premier League squad before the window is shut.
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He is close to becoming their second signing of the January transfer window after they surprisingly hijacked Everton’s deal to sign Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal. Pedro Porro is regarded as one of the best young right wing-backs in Europe, having managed 14 goal contributions (3 goals, 11 assists) for Sporting this season.