Pedro Porro has admitted that he was fully focused on pushing through his move to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday after the transfer seemingly hit a roadblock.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported on Monday morning that after initially agreeing on a deal with Spurs for Porro, Sporting had reneged on the terms of the agreement, thus leaving the move in major doubt.
It was subsequently reported a few hours later by A Bola that the 23-year-old had asked Sporting boss Ruben Amorim to intervene and push through the transfer while Fabrizio Romano revealed that the Spaniard had not trained yesterday.
In the end, the difference was reportedly sorted out between the Portuguese club and Tottenham, with The Daily Mail stating last night that the Premier League club had agreed to pay £42m for the right-back and give up a percentage of their sell-on clause for Marcus Edwards.
Porro has now admitted that he was not in the mood to train yesterday and thanked the Sporting hierarchy for eventually giving a green light to the deal.
The right-back said (via Fabrizio Romano): “I’m grateful to Sporting, I love the club — I didn’t train as I was only focused on the transfer to Spurs but I will always be thankful to the club”.
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Tottenham really had no choice but to cede to Sporting’s demands, having put all their eggs into the Porro basket. However, given the way Sporting moved the goalposts in the last moment, I suspect that the Spurs hierarchy will not want to do any more business with the Portuguese club for a few years.
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