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Tottenham Hotspur: Tam McManus claims Spurs could sign Pedro Porro

Pundit Tam McManus believes Tottenham Hotspur are “likely” to sign Sporting’s Pedro Porro.

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A right-midfielder, capable of playing as a wing-back or a winger, Porro has been linked with a move to North London, and could even replace Emerson Royal at wing-back, with the Brazilian reportedly set to leave.

The 23-year-old has scored twice and provided 10 assists in 21 appearances this season, and could help provide some attacking quality to the Spurs side.

Speaking to Football Insider, McManus claimed that Antonio Conte wants to add to his attacking options and that a deal for Porro looks likely.

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“Harry Kane is carrying Tottenham at the moment,” McManus stated.

“Son isn’t scoring, Kulusevski has been injured, Richarlison is injured now as well, I would not be surprised if they went out and got this guy.

“Tottenham have a lot of options when everyone is fit and in form. Unfortunately for them only one of their players is fit and in form.

“Some new blood could be just what they need to get back up and running. I know they need defenders but Tottenham have to back Conte this window, he’s desperate for new players.

“If Porro is who he wants then they have to go out and get him. It would be a statement that the club are backing the manager.

“I would say that’s a likely transfer that could happen sooner rather than later because there is a lot of talk about it and Spurs could really do with a player like him.”

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Extra output from wing-back

With Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison both capable of playing on the right wing, it looks likely Porro would play as a wing-back should he come in.

Emerson and Matt Doherty have both been disappointing this season, with the pair providing just one assist between them all season.

Porro’s outstanding creative output can add a lot to the Spurs attack, providing extra creativity for Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, and at 23, he can be a signing for both the present and the future.