Tottenham transfer news: Sporting board members happy with Pedro Porro bid
Antonio Conte will be desperate to upgrade his options at right wing-back this month after his side have evidently struggled down that side of the pitch.
Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty have been underwhelming at best this season, while Djed Spence is yet to get his opportunity under the Italian.
Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for Porro, a player they have faced on two occasions in the Champions League this season.
Now, it seems that Conte’s men are attempting to convince Sporting to accept a slightly different payment structure, but the offer has received mixed reactions within the Portuguese club.
Tottenham ready to pay Porro release clause
90 Min reports that Sporting are adamant that Tottenham will have to meet Porro’s £40 million release clause if he is to complete a switch to north London this month.
The outlet notes that Spurs are unwilling to pay the fee in one lump sum and would rather pay in instalments.
The terms have been deemed acceptable by some within the Sporting hierarchy, but not to their head coach Ruben Amorim.
Porro has been exceptional for Sporting so far this season and has been described as the ‘perfect’ fit for Conte’s system.
The former Manchester City man would certainly represent an upgrade on Conte’s current options at the club.
But with Tottenham’s recent form casting fresh doubt over the Italian’s long-term future at the club, it remains unclear whether he will be backed in the transfer market.
Bringing in Porro would be ideal for Conte, but if the Italian was to leave between now and the end of the season, the Spaniard may not be an ideal fit for a manager who doesn’t play with wing-backs.