The print edition of Correio da Manha (09/01/23 as relayed by Sport Witness) have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are ‘not far’ away from striking a double deal for Sporting Lisbon duo Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards.
While Tottenham’s pursuit of Porro over the last couple of weeks has been well-documented, The Daily Mail were the first to report on January 4 that Antonio Conte’s men are eyeing a double deal for the right-back as well as Edwards.
Tottenham’s interest in re-signing Edwards was subsequently also backed up by O Jogo, who claimed last Friday that while England Under-21 is on Spurs’ radar, Porro remains the club’s number one priority.
Correio da Manha have now explained that the Lilywhites would have to trigger the release clauses of both Porro and Edwards, which stand at €45m (£39.7m) and €60m (£52.9m) respectively.
They explain that since Spurs have a 50 per cent sell-on clause on the 24-year-old, they would have to pay just €30m (£26.4m) to trigger the winger’s release clause.
The publication adds that the Premier League club would have to pay €75m (£66.1m) to sign both players and they are not ‘far away’ from doing so as they are now willing to pay as much as €70m (£61.7m) for the duo.
Spurs Web Opinion
I would be extremely surprised if Spurs pushed through a deal for Edwards during the current transfer window, especially given that Bryan Gil now looks likely to stay.
However, I remain relatively confident that the Porro deal will go through, although it does seem like the negotiations could drag on until the final week of the transfer window, given our reluctance to meet the 23-year-old’s release clause.
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