Report: Tottenham preparing formal January offer for 'different class' £7.2m player
Tottenham are preparing to make a formal offer to sign Sporting Lisbon to sign star wing-back, Pedro Porro, ahead of the January transfer window.
Porro has been on the radar of Antonio Conte for a while now but reports from Correio da Manhã in Portugal now claim that a proper bid come be forthcoming from Tottenham.
It comes as Antonio Conte remains unconvinced by the right wing-back options in his squad. Emerson Royal is consistently disappointing, while Mat Doherty seems to be overlooked at times by Conte. Further, Djed Spence is also yet to show the Spurs coach he warrants being selected in the first XI.
A move for Porro would come at a price, however. The Express reports how Man City have a buy back clause of around £18m for Porro. With that, Spurs will need to pay around £39m to sign the full-back if they want to do a deal.
Porro being signed would solve a big issue for Spurs. Wing-back has been seen as a key area for Spurs to strengthen in recent times. Down the left, the likes of Sessegnon and Perisic seem trusted. But on the right, Conte just cannot settle on his number one.
Porro, then, could well be the ideal option for Conte’s Spurs.
TBR’s View: Porro can be brilliant at Tottenham
There is no doubt Porro has had an impressive time of things while with Sporting Lisbon. He has been excellent and his performances at league level and in the Champions League have been great.
For Tottenham to thrive fully under Conte, they have to get the right wing-backs for his system. He relied on it at Chelsea and Inter, and now Spurs need to back him to get it right.
As of now, Porro seems to be the best player linked in that position. And even at £39m, he could be a bargain.
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