Tottenham FINALLY reach a £42m deal with Sporting Lisbon for Pedro Porro by giving up a percentage of their sale fee for winger Marcus Edwards, with the right-back flying in for medical attention on the day of the date limit
Tottenham have reached a £42m deal for Sporting Lisbon star Pedro Porro, with the player traveling to London on Tuesday for a medical at the club.
The move looked in doubt after taking a turn when the Portuguese club canceled the transfer despite a medical being planned for the star.
Those scheduled medical exams were canceled before the player went into a challenge stance, skipping training and attempting to force the move.
But talks were resurrected on Monday night when the price was raised from £39m to £42m and Sporting asked Spurs to forfeit a percentage of their sale for winger Marcus Edwards as part of the deal.
Pedro Porro will become a Tottenham player after a £42m deal was reached with Sporting Lisbon
Porro will fly to London on Tuesday to pass a medical in the Premier League team
“I am grateful to Sporting, I love the club. I did not train because I was only focused on the transfer to Spurs, but I will always be grateful to the club,” Porro told Portuguese media at the airport on Monday. he flew to London for his medical examination.
He added: “I am very happy for this step, but I am also leaving a club that has given me everything and I hope they do well”, before denying that he forced the exit.
‘I left many friends here. They know that since I arrived I am very grateful to them. Now I have to make my life, pursue my dream and I hope everything turns out well,’ he continued.
And when asked if he refused to train, Porro replied: ‘No, no. I just asked… they were negotiating and my head wasn’t right. But Sporting also understood it very well and I thank them.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte currently has three options at right-back in his first team.
Djed Spence could leave Tottenham as Rennes are interested in signing him before deadline day
Porro has yet to speak to Spurs boss Antonio Conte
Edwards, meanwhile, joined Vitoria de Guimaraes before moving to Sporting in January 2022. The Premier League side’s financial negotiators will make structured payments to pay the 23-year-old’s full fee.
Tottenham’s interest in the Spaniard first registered after a recent run of fine form from the former Manchester City defender, including strong performances in their Champions League group stage matches.
So far this season, Porro has added three goals and 11 assists in all competitions with Ruben Amorim and has established himself as one of the most important players on the Portuguese team.
Tottenham are also open to deadline day departures with two players possibly leaving the Premier League side.
Spurs are still prepared to let Djed Spence join Rennes on loan, while Bryan Gil has joined Sevilla on loan.