Tottenham Hotspur are ‘not giving up’ on signing Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon, with fresh talks expected to take place in the near future between the two clubs, Fabrizio Romano has revealed on Twitter.
Porro has been far and away the main source of speculation when it comes to potential arrivals at Tottenham Hotspur this month, but there is yet to be a breakthrough in the negotiations.
Sporting Lisbon have been very clear on their expectations – either Spurs meet Porro’s £40 million release clause, or he remains in Portugal (Guardian). It is believed Spurs made an offer of £29.7 million with potential add-ons amounting to £9.6 million, which was rejected (Record).
It has also been suggested that the North London side made Sporting a player-plus-cash deal, with the likes of Emerson Royal, Japhet Tanganga, and Bryan Gil being offered as part of the exchange (The Times).
Porro has been in fine form for Sporting this season and the club are understandably reluctant to let him go. The 23-year-old has three goals and 11 assists in 24 games across all competitions this term (Transfermarkt).
The latest from Fabrizio Romano suggests Spurs will not give up their pursuit, and with just over a week of the January transfer window remaining, more discussions are set to take place this week.
Tottenham are not giving up on Pedro Porro deal despite Sporting stance not changing: €45m release clause or no way. Spurs will insist again this week. 🚨⚪️ #THFC
Last week, Tottenham proposal also included one player but it was rejected. New round of talks, soon. pic.twitter.com/PWBok5hWu5
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 23, 2023
He said: “Tottenham are not giving up on Pedro Porro deal despite Sporting stance not changing: €45m release clause or no way. Spurs will insist again this week. Last week, Tottenham proposal also included one player but it was rejected. New round of talks, soon.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Why we didn’t just get this deal done on January 1st, I do not know. Sporting Lisbon have been very clear all along what we have to do to get the player, and our stubborn, difficult approach could end up costing us our number one target for the January window.
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