Tottenham told they can sign 'very dangerous' RWB likened to Alexander-Arnold for £40m
Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Sporting CP’s Pedro Porro in recent weeks.
In November, Jornal de Noticias claimed Spurs were one of several clubs eyeing the right-back.
And according to CM Sport, Spurs could be willing to forgo the 50% economic rights they have in Marcus Edwards so Sporting let them have Porro.
With the January transfer window looming, speculation linking Tottenham and Porro is likely to intensify further.
However, Sporting have no plans to lose the 23-year-old on the cheap.
This reportedly stands at €45million, or around £40million.
“With regard to Pedro Porro,” began Amorim.
“We know that there are players in our team who, because of what they have done, are now wanted by other clubs. We had this problem in the summer too.
“What I was told is that he can only leave if the clause is triggered. And if the clause is triggered, there is nothing we can do.
“He is playing really well. Like me, he is living one of the best moments of his career and he is only focused on Sporting.
“We are prepared for anything and we know that there are clubs who can pay the clause. But, until that happens, I think Pedro is safe.”
Tottenham need improvements at RWB
It is no secret that Antonio Conte could do with bringing in reinforcements at right wing-back.
Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty haven’t exactly dazzled for Tottenham this season.
Meanwhile, Conte doesn’t seem as though he fully trusts Djed Spence with regular game time just yet.
With all that in mind, it makes sense for Spurs to be looking elsewhere. And Porro seems like a good shout for Conte.
The 23-year-old joined Sporting from Manchester City this summer for around £7.3million.
The Primeira Liga side had Porro on a two-year loan, and he impressed so much they decided to sign him permanently.
City still own 30 percent on a future sale and so would take a sizeable chunk of that sum.
Porro has weighed in with an impressive five assists from 16 matches in all competitions this term.
He also played 90 minutes in both of the games against Tottenham in the group stages of the Champions League.
‘Very modern right-back’
In November, The Scouting App wrote an in-depth scouting report about Porro.
They wrote: ‘Porro is a right-back defender, but he can also play as a wing-back and at the right side of the midfield.
‘The Spanish right-back is often tasked with unlocking the defensive faults of the opposition’s left-hand side and testing the backline with accurate crosses efforts into the box.
‘Pedro Porro can be considered a very modern right-back, with the great ability to be a strong part of the offensive phase of the team.
‘With his great precise crossing skills, Porro can be very dangerous when left the space to attack the wing side.
‘Receiving the ball to feet the first-time cross is one of the things that make Porro special, he can time perfectly and accurately put the ball into the danger area.
Porro has also been compared to Liverpool and England star Trent Alexander-Arnold on Twitter.