Tottenham Hotspur now look set to sign Sporting full-back Pedro Porro on an initial loan today.
Antonio Conte has been desperate to bring the Spanish defender to north London this month.
Conte has made it clear that he’s not happy with his current options at right wing-back.
Djed Spence, after a £20m move from Middlesbrough, hasn’t even been given a chance.
He now looks set to leave the club on loan, as Porro will push him even further down the pecking order.
More details are now emerging from Porro’s move to Spurs.
The Portuguese outlet suggesting Tottenham will only sign Porro on an initial loan this month.
He’s already said his goodbyes, and talked about his dream to join the north London side.
Porro set to join Tottenham on loan today
“Tottenham Hotspur will sign Pedro Porro for a €5m [£4.4m] loan fee as well as a €42.5 million [£37.3m] obligation to buy and 15% of Marcus Edwards’ transfer rights.
“Sporting will replace him with Héctor Bellerín, joining on loan until the end of the season with the option for two more.”
It’s not the first time Tottenham have signed a played initially on loan before making the move permanent.
Both Dejan Kulusevski and Cristian Romero have been signed in this way under Antonio Conte.
Porro is likely to play a big part for Spurs for the rest of the season.
Tottenham have Champions League and FA Cup campaigns to concentrate on, and the race to finish in the top four of the Premier League.