The print edition of Record (26/01/23 as relayed by Sport Witness) has revealed that Pedro Porro’s move to Tottenham is being held up by disagreements over the number of instalments that the transfer fee would be paid in.
Although Fabrizio Romano has not yet given his trademark ‘here we go’ for Porro’s switch to Spurs, the journalist revealed on Thursday night that the North London club and Sporting Lisbon are both ‘confident’ that a deal would be agreed upon.
The journalist explained the two clubs are nearing an agreement on payment terms, with the fee likely to be paid over two or three instalments.
However, Record’s latest update suggests that the Lilywhites still have some work to do to strike an agreement with Sporting.
The report states that Tottenham are trying to sign Porro with an offer of €40m (£35.1m) plus €5m (£4.3m) in bonuses instead of paying a guaranteed €45m (£39.5m).
The publication also claims that there is some disagreement in the structure of the payment, with Sporting wanting most of the fee over the short-term while Spurs’ proposal to split payments could see things being dragged out ‘very far’.
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The reports over the past couple of days seem to suggest that there is a full agreement on the transfer fee and only a slight disagreement between the two parties regarding the structure of the payment. I expect the negotiations to accelerate following Sporting’s Portuguese League Cup final against Porto on Saturday.
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