Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the Spanish defender is the number one target for Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte in the wing-back position this month.
The reporter has claimed that the club will make a move for the gem before the window slams shut but they will need to pay his £40m release clause in order to secure a deal.
Romano Tweeted: “Understand Pedro Porro is top of the list for Tottenham as new right back. Spurs will try to sign Porro as player would be keen on the move. # It’s difficult deal in January as Sporting have been very clear: €45m release clause or no way. Stance could change in June.”
Conte could land a big upgrade on current right wing-back Matt Doherty by bringing Porro to the club from Sporting before the end of the month.
He ranks in the 73rd and 70th percentiles respectively for Expected Assists and shot-creating actions per 90 amongst his positional peers in Europe’s top five leagues over the last 365 days.
Porro, who was once dubbed “impressive” by journalist Josh Bunting, ranks in the 99th percentiles in both statistics in Europe’s top eight leagues over the last 365 days, which shows that he is one of the most creative players in his position on the continent.
These statistics, along with Porro’s 7.21 Sofascore rating in Liga Portugal this season, indicate that the Spaniard would be a big upgrade on Tottenham’s Irishman.
The former Manchester City man would offer far more at the top end of the pitch and help to create more chances for the likes of Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane in the Premier League, whilst also chipping in with goals of his own.
He has produced 11 goals and 19 assists in 93 matches for Sporting and has proven that he has the quality to make a big impact in the final third, whilst Doherty has scored three times and assisted nine in 69 outings for Spurs.
Paratici and Conte must now sanction a £40m swoop for the defender in the coming weeks to improve Tottenham’s team heading into the second half of the campaign.