Cristian Stellini has hinted that Pedro Porro could be in line to make his Tottenham Hotspur debut this weekend when Manchester City are the visitors to north London on Sunday afternoon.

Porro sealed his long-awaited move to Tottenham from Sporting CP on deadline day, with the 23-year-old right wing-back joining on a £5m loan before the €45m (£39.7m) transfer is made permanent in the summer (Sky Sports).

The Spanish international arrives at the club after Djed Spence, who has hardly had a kick since joining Spurs last summer completed a move to Stade Rennes for the remainder of the campaign and somewhat surprisingly, Matt Doherty’s permanent exit to Atletico Madrid after his contract was mutually terminated.

Tottenham’s right wing-back options now consist of Porro and Emerson Royal as the two players left to battle it out for the starting berth in Antonio Conte’s starting eleven and while the Brazilian has received his fair share of criticism over his performances since joining from Barcelona, he has shown a marked improvement in recent outings.

Sunday’s Premier League clash could see Porro make his debut against his former side, having joined City in 2019 but he never played a game for Pep Guardiola’s side before leaving three years later to join Sporting.

Stellini was asked about Porro’s potential involvement at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend, to which he replied to Football.London: “Could be. He is young but he has great experience.

“He plays in a similar system we play and he is available. We can use him in two days. We have another training session, he can improve but he is a great player, he’s good technically and we were impressed by his performance against us.”

Porro became Tottenham’s second signing of the January transfer window, following in the footsteps of Arnaut Danjuma, who joined on a season-long loan from Villarreal.

Pedro Porro

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SpursWeb Opinion

Emerson Royal played well against Manchester City last month, where he also got himself on the scoresheet during the 4-2 defeat at the Etihad.  Given the fact that Porro has only had a matter of days at Spurs and without Antonio Conte being present, it may be the Brazilian who gets the nod.

An appearance off the bench for Porro seems like the more realistic option at this stage ahead of starting at Leicester City in Tottenham’s following fixture.

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