Darren Lewis confident Tottenham will now sign Pedro Porro
Journalist Darren Lewis has told the Last Word on Spurs podcast that he is confident that Tottenham Hotspur will sign Pedro Porro during the January transfer window, and believes that the deal could get done in the next week.
Porro has been heavily linked with Spurs throughout the window. He came onto many supporters’ radar with a superb performance against Antonio Conte’s side in the Champions League earlier this season.
Porro looks to be ready to make the move. Previous reports from Record claimed that his wages would be more than doubled if he moved to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. However, there is one obvious hurdle Spurs are yet to clear.
Journalist confident Tottenham will soon sign Pedro Porro
Sporting will not accept any bids for the 23-year-old which fall short of his £39.5 million release clause. And it seems that Tottenham’s reluctance to pay that amount is all that is holding up a deal.
But Lewis has issued a positive update on Porro, suggesting that he is optimistic that he will join Tottenham in the coming days.
“I have to say I am confident, just given the fact that the club have identified Porro and are having a conversation suggests to me that they accept that there is a need to improve in that position,” he told Last Word on Spurs.
“And for that reason, I do believe that they’ll get that particular deal done. It might be that they’ve got to pay a little bit more than they intend to.
“I believe that that deal will get done in the next week or so.”
Tottenham fans desperately need the boost of a new signing. It has been a tough time to be a Spurs supporter of late. And it does not help when they see some of their rivals strengthening in this window.
Right wing-back has been a problem throughout Conte’s tenure. And that is particularly frustrating when you consider how important wing-backs are to Conte’s system.
Porro is not necessarily the finished article. But if he has the Italian’s faith, that is a positive for Tottenham. It certainly does not appear that he is entirely convinced about the likes of Emerson Royal, Matt Doherty or Djed Spence.
You can understand Spurs’ reservations. That kind of fee is a substantial one. However, if he can realise his full potential, he would be worth the money.