Tottenham will reportedly announce the signing of Pedro Porro later today, with Spurs agreeing a deal with Sporting Lisbon to bring the defender to north London.
According to Record, Tottenham will officially announce Porro’s signing this Sunday after a €48m (£42m) deal was agreed with Sporting for the 23-year-old right-back, with Spurs paying well over the right-back’s release clause of €40m (£35m) to complete the transfer.
Tottenham have been chasing Porro for the entire January window, with Antonio Conte eager to bring in a quality right-back having not been impressed with the likes of Djed Spence, Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty, with the Italian manager now landing on his man.
Porro has been one of the best fullbacks in Europe this season and would be a perfect fit for Conte in Tottenham’s 3-4-3 formation, with the former Manchester City academy star capable of playing as a winger that makes him suited to play as a wing-back.
Indeed, Porro has impressed for Sporting in the UEFA Champions League as the defender faced off against Tottenham in the group stages, and although the fullback was on the losing side in the Taca de Liga final this weekend against FC Porto, Spurs have still landed quite the coup.
Whilst £42m is a hefty fee for a fullback, Porro hitting the ground running for Tottenham could be a revelation for the north Londoners given how much Conte has struggled to get anything going down the right-hand side, potentially unlocking this club’s true potential.
Last January saw Tottenham make two signings in Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski that changed everything for Conte, and Porro could have a similar effect given just how much the north London side needs a quality right-back who fits their system.
Porro has shown this season to be a quality defender who is capable of playing with the best of the best, and with Tottenham spending top dollar to bring the Spaniard to London, the right-back could be the man who change Spurs’ fortunes around in the coming weeks in their top-four and FA Cup push.