Journalist Dan Kilpatrick has offered an update on the developing Pedro Porro situation, claiming the player himself is still pushing for the move to Tottenham Hotspur to go ahead.
Porro has been the number one target for Tottenham all month, and it appeared they had got their man when Fabrizio Romano reported Sporting Lisbon and Spurs had finally reached a full agreement for the move.
Unfortunately, a report from Record earlier this morning suggested there had been complications with the transfer, with Sporting changing their mind on the agreement. This was corroborated by The Athletic’s David Ornstein, who claimed Sporting wanted to renegotiate the deal and so a move was off.
Ornstein suggested Porro himself is distraught about the situation, having already said his goodbyes to Sporting players and fans after their cup final match on Saturday. It is thought a medical was even booked in for the 23-year-old at Tottenham today (Fabrizio Romano).
Alasdair Gold has described the next 24 hours as ‘crucial’, with the medical not taking place as things stand, and Tottenham attempting to salvage the deal before the end of the January transfer window tomorrow.
Now, Dan Kilpatrick has offered further clarification around Porro’s mindset given the situation, and it’s clear that the player is determined to make the move to Spurs happen.
Kilpatrick tweeted: “Given how close the move was, the expectation is that there will be further talks ahead of tomorrow’s 11 pm deadline to revive the move. Porro is pushing for the move.”
Spurs Web Opinion
We absolutely cannot let this deal fall through. It’s not ideal, but we have to just pay the release clause and not give Sporting the opportunity to mess with the negotiations. After spending a whole month trying to arrange this move, the club can’t leave empty-handed, and it’s too late to find an alternative with the window closing tomorrow.
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