According to the latest report from Portuguese outlet Record, Pedro Porro’s move from Sporting Lisbon to Tottenham Hotspur will be an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy clause.

The transfer saga surrounding Porro has lasted all month, with Tottenham earmarking the 23-year-old as their number one target early on in the January transfer window. Negotiations have been far from smooth, though, with various bumps along the way.

It looked as though the deal was done when Fabrizio Romano announced a full agreement had been reached between the two clubs on Sunday. The player was set to have his medical with Spurs on Monday, but reports emerged suggesting the deal could be at risk of collapsing (Record).

Apparently, Sporting were insistent on the North London club shouldering the £2.6 million fees to cover the cost of payment methods to administer the deal (The Times). It is thought Spurs chairman Daniel Levy stepped in to get the deal over the line as fresh meetings took place throughout Monday evening.

Reports claimed the deal was back on track last night, with Spurs thought to have agreed to an increased fee and a waiver on part of the Marcus Edwards sell-on clause to ensure Porro’s transfer goes through (Daily Mail).

Now, it appears the transfer may be slightly different than first expected, as new details emerge. The report from Record states Porro is joining Spurs on an initial loan deal which will see the Lilywhites pay €5million (£4.3million), with an obligation to buy clause worth €42.5million (£37.3million), as well as relinquishing 15% of the Marcus Edwards sell-on clause, to bring it down to 35%.

Pedro Porro

(Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

Spurs Web Opinion

This slight alteration of the deal doesn’t sound too bad for Spurs, to be honest. We pay less now, which means we might be able to afford another player on deadline day, and we still get Porro at the end of the season. It’s a similar set up to the Cristian Romero and Dejan Kulusevski deals, and they worked out well for us before.

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