According to the latest from Portuguese oulet A Bola, Pedro Porro has requested the help of his Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim to get his move to Tottenham Hotspur back on track.
Porro has been the subject of interest from Tottenham all month, and while negotiations had been frustratingly slow, it appeared everything was coming to a positive conclusion when Fabrizio Romano reported a full agreement had been reached between Sporting and Spurs.
The player had agreed terms and had said farewell to the Sporting fans and players, and a medical was booked at Tottenham for this morning, but Record reported the transfer had encountered issues preventing this medical from going ahead and putting the whole move in jeopardy.
Apparently, the issue is believed to be that Sporting are now insisting Tottenham pay an additional £2.6 million to cover the cost of payment methods to administer the deal (The Times).
It is thought Porro himself is incredibly keen on the move and is actively pushing for the move to be finalised before the January transfer window closes tomorrow night (Dan Kilpatrick). All may not be lost, too, as Fabrizio Romano took to YouTube to claim the deal is still alive as things stand.
Now, it sounds like Porro is pulling out all the stops to ensure his move goes through, as the player has reportedly asked his current manager to step in and help to unlock the move to Spurs. It remains to be seen what action Amorim will take, if any, and how effective this would be.
Spurs Web Opinion
I’m not sure what Amorim can do in this situation. Naturally, he probably doesn’t want an unhappy and unsettled player on his books, but would any manager willingly urge the club to sell one of their best players rather than keep them until the end of the season?
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