Fabrizio Romano has reported that Tottenham have had an opening player-plus-cash bid rejected by Sporting Lisbon for Pedro Porro.
The Portuguese club are apparently not keen on this formula and are continuing to push for Porro’s full release clause to be met instead. Porro himself is keen on the move.
Romano also revealed this week that Antonio Conte is desperate for new signings to arrive through the door this month and backed Tottenham to make another push to sign Pedro Porro from Sporting.
It has been well documented that Tottenham have been in negotiations with Sporting for Porro over the last two weeks, with the Portuguese club thought to be demanding that the right-back’s £40m release clause be met (Guardian).
90 min reported on Monday that while Spurs were willing to pay £40m, they were only prepared to do so over several instalments instead of a one lump sum.
It was explained that while some among the Sporting hierarchy were satisfied with such a proposal, others, including head coach Ruben Amorim, were not.
Excl: Tottenham have made an opening bid for Pedro Porro including one player plus guaranteed money. Sporting have rejected this formula. 🚨⚪️ #THFC
Negotiations will continue as Sporting keep asking €45m clause but Spurs are insisting with player keen on move. pic.twitter.com/WDChH894KR
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 18, 2023
Romano also revealed that Porro is keen on making the switch to the North London club this month but added that the Lilywhites would need to make a ‘different kind of bid’ for the 23-year-old.
The journalist said on his YouTube channel: “Tottenham in the final days of the transfer window need something new. Antonio Conte is desperate for new signings. Pedro Porro is the top target as a new right-back.
“I’m told that new contacts are taking place this week. Tottenham will try to push again. The player wants the move, now it’s up to Tottenham to negotiate again with Sporting and to tempt them with a different kind of bid.”
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It does not seem like Tottenham for negotiating for any other right wing-back apart from Porro at the moment, which is un-Paratici-like. The fact that Spurs are willing to put all their eggs in one basket suggests that the Lilywhites believe that they will be able to get a deal for the 23-year-old over the line.
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