Alasdair Gold has revealed that the next 24 hours could determine whether Tottenham can salvage the deal for Pedro Porro.
Until this morning, it seemed only a matter of time before Porro sealed a switch to Spurs, with reports indicating that the two clubs had reached a full agreement (Fabrizio Romano).
However, Record broke a few hours ago that there had been a late twist and that Sporting had shifted the goalposts after initially agreeing to a deal.
This was backed up subsequently by The Athletic’s David Ornstein, who took to social media to reveal that Sporting renegotiated the terms of the deal at the last minute. The journalist explained that Porro has been left distraught at the development as he was keen to make the switch to Tottenham.
Gold has now relayed Ornstein’s report and added that the next 24 hours could be ‘crucial’ in deciding whether Spurs can somehow rescue the transfer.
As per @David_Ornstein, big late problems with Pedro Porro deal. Medical had been scheduled for today but currently isn't going to happen after a change at the Sporting end. Next 24 hours are going to be crucial as to whether the deal can be salvaged with Porro desperate to move.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) January 30, 2023
Fabrizio Romano also added that Sporting changed the conditions of the deal right before signing the documents and talks will ‘continue today to resolve the issues’.
Pedro Porro 🚨⚪️ #THFC
Tottenham had medical tests booked today in order to complete the deal, agreed on Saturday as player said goodbye to the fans.
Sporting changed details/conditions of the deal right before signing documents.
Talks continue today to resolve the issues. pic.twitter.com/Fx4cuRSmsw
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 30, 2023
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This is pretty poor behaviour by Sporting to suddenly go back on their word at the last minute but that is always one of the risks when negotiations are pushed until the last minute. Perhaps Sporting are aware of how desperately Tottenham need Porro and are banking on the North London club to cede to their demands.
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