Spain international Pedro Porro set to join Tottenham on long-term contract – report
Tottenham made their first signing of the January transfer window earlier this week, and it looks like they're about to make it two
Tottenham (opens in new tab) have reportedly agreed a deal to sign wing-back Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon.
Spurs had a bid for the 23-year-old rejected earlier in the transfer window, but it seems that they have now got their man – who appeared to wave goodbye to fans following Sporting's Portuguese League Cup final loss to Porto on Saturday.
According to ESPN (opens in new tab), Porro – who has won one cap for Spain – is set to pen a five-and-a-half-year contract with Spurs
Assuming it goes through, this will the second Premier League move of Porro's career: he joined Manchester City (opens in new tab) from Girona back in 2019 but never made an appearance, being loaned out to Real Valladolid and, later, Sporting.
Porro helped Sporting end their 19-year wait for the title in 2020/21 and made his switch to the Portuguese capital permanent last year, after his buyout clause was activated.
Born in the Spanish province of Badajoz, bordering Portugal, Porro started out with local club Gimnastico Don Benito, before moving on to Rayo Vallecano and then Girona.
Since first joining Sporting in the summer of 2020, he's made 97 appearances – scoring 12 goals and providing 20 assists.
Spurs have made just one acquisition so far during the current window, signing winger Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal until the end of the season.
They have been linked with a number of big names this month – including Leicester star James Maddison (opens in new tab) – but with the deadline of 11pm on Tuesday fast approaching, seem unlikely, especially as Antonio Conte's long-term future remains up in the air.
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Arnaut Danjuma has said joining Tottenham was a 'no-brainer' (opens in new tab) – despite very nearly signing for Everton just days before.
Meanwhile, Spurs have reportedly ended negotiations with Antonio Conte about staying on as head coach beyond this season (opens in new tab).
But Harry Kane sounds relaxed about his future, amid rumours of interest from Manchester United (opens in new tab), saying that he expects to hold talks with Spurs "over the coming months".
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Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for The Analyst and When Saturday Comes, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...