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Spurs: Fabrizio Romano claims Pedro Porro would approve N17 move

Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a potential boost in their reported pursuit of the Sporting CP right wing-back Pedro Porro with the Spaniard believed to be keen on a move to N17.

What’s the latest?

Strong reports suggest Fabio Paratici has entered the January transfer window with Porro at the very top of his to-do list for this month.

However, the concerns lie surrounding the player’s price tag with suggestions Sporting will not allow the 23-year-old to depart this month for anything less than his €45m (£39.5m) release clause.

But there has been some positive news suggested by Fabrizio Romano who has been sharing the latest transfer news on the House of Champions YouTube channel.

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Although the two clubs appear to be at other ends of the spectrum when it comes to the player’s valuation, it appears the 23-year-old would be keen on a potential move to north London:

“So at the moment, Sporting insist on that money, but Tottenham are trying, Tottenham are pushing. The player is keen on the move. This is good news for Tottenham because [this] can help in the negotiation. And so Pedro Porro is the priority.”

Positivity over Porro?

This will be a potential boost for the Lilywhites who may be hoping the player’s desire to play at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could possibly help get a deal over the line this month.

However, the issue does seem to lie with Sporting’s stubbornness to get the full valuation for their player with the wing-back only singing for the Portuguese outfit permanently back in the summer.

Porro has played a huge part in Sporting’s season so far with 22 appearances across all competitions to his name in which he has returned 10 assists and two goals (via Transfermarkt).

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And given Sporting are well in the mix for a potential spot in the Champions League places, it is no surprise to hear Ruben Amorim’s side is wanting to keep the wing-back in Lisbon.

Whether Spurs value the player at £39.5m is a different matter, the issue could lie in the way the transfer could have to be paid with the release clause potentially meaning Spurs would have to pay all in one go.

Whereas, with the likes of Spurs’ traditional signings, like Dejan Kulusevski, the payments are often spread out over a number of years – five years in Kulusevski’s case.

And if this is the case, it could seriously hamper Spurs’ ability to bring in their other target – a forward – this month if they were to pull the trigger on the proposed Porro deal.