Tottenham to sign Pedro Porro: report

Tottenham target Pedro Porro (Sporting Lissabon) controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sporting CP at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 26, 2022 in London, United Kingdom.
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Tottenham Hotspur signing Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon is a "matter of time" and will be completed by the end of the weekend.

That's according to renowned Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano (opens in new tab), who says that the Spanish full-back will become Spurs' second signing of the window, following the dramatic capture of winger Arnaut Danjuma.

Manager Antonio Conte has reportedly stressed that a new right-back was the biggest priority for the club this month. In the summer, the Lilywhites brought Djed Spence to north London – but he has failed to establish himself ahead of Emerson Royal or Matt Doherty in Conte's thinking. 

Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal on 15 January, 2023 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte has desired a new right-back all month (Image credit: Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

"All parties expect the deal to be completed and then officially sealed by the end of the weekend," Romano confirmed (opens in new tab) on the Porro deal. 

"Tottenham and Sporting will meet via intermediaries also today to sort the final details."

Porro was on Manchester City's books as a youngster but joined Spoting permanently last year following two impressive years on loan. The fee is thought to be around £40m.

Tottenham fans have been vocal in recent weeks over the direction of the club and the lack of investment from the board. It was originally thought that the north Londoners would not have more than around £30m to spend this month.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy watches Spurs' game against Norwhich City in May 2022.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has come under scrutiny of late (Image credit: Getty Images)

While the Porro signing will likely do little to ease fan unrest towards chairman Daniel Levy, Porro could be a big factor in helping Tottenham to make the top four. 

Porro is valued at €25m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab)

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Three England stars are on the radar for Spurs. Tottenham have been linked with a shock swoop for Harry Maguire, who could leave Manchester United this year. James Maddison could be about to leave Leicester, meanwhile, according to their manager Brendan Rodgers. Jordan Pickford has also been touted for a transfer

Piero Hincapie is being linked with a big summer move and Pedro Porro could be on his way. In terms of outgoings, however, the big rumours are linking Harry Kane with an exit – this time to Real Madrid. 

In other news, there have been rumours recently that PSG's Qatari ownership are interested in investing in Spurs

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.