The print edition of Correio da Manha has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur could consider taking a loan in order to pay Pedro Porro’s release clause. 

Multiple outlets over the last few weeks have indicated that Tottenham are not willing to pay Porro’s £40m release clause (AS).

Pedro Porro

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A Bola (17/01/23 via Sport Witness) claimed as recently as Tuesday that the Lilywhites are ‘far away’ from meeting the clause after their latest meeting with Sporting.

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold explained last week why Spurs are unwilling to activate the clause, stating that the North London club would have to pay the entire fee as one lump sum if they are to do so.

The journalist added that most transfers are made with staged payments over various instalments rather than with the entire fee being paid upfront.

If Correio da Manha’s latest update is to be believed, Spurs have come up with one plan to pay £40m for Porro.

The report states that the North London club could look for credit to pay the full release clause to Sporting and then continue to pay interest on the borrowed sum over the coming years.

The publication reveals that Atletico Madrid did something similar when they signed Joao Felix from Benfica in 2019.

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It appears like the reason Spurs are trying their best to push through a deal for Porro is that the 23-year-old is Conte’s top target. I do wonder if the North London club will now hesitate after recent results, which have seemingly cast some doubt into the Italian’s future at the club.

If the club expect Conte to leave at the end of the season, it might not make a lot of sense to invest £40m into another right wing-back when theoretically, Mauricio Pochettino could replace the Italian and be more than happy to develop Djed Spence.

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