Tottenham Hotspur have had their approach for Pedro Porro rejected by Sporting Lisbon. The right wing-back is viewed as one of the ideal recruits by Antonio Conte, who is putting pressure on the board to bring him at least three recruits during the January transfer window.
The player has a €45 million release clause in his contract. And Sporting have always been particular about the fact that they want that amount to be paid to let him leave.
Tottenham’s approach was for a player plus cash deal, which is not acceptable to the Portuguese club. They have gone back to their demands for the release clause to be met to let their man leave.
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The 23-year-old is eager to return to the Premier League, having once been on Manchester City’s books. But, he is committed to the project with Sporting Lisbon and is not going to force a move.
Tottenham Hotspur are not alone in the race for Pedro Porro, however. Chelsea are looking at the player as a backup for Reece James, who is yet to fully recover from injury. And as a result, if Conte wants the wing-back to be signed, the Lilywhites will have to move fast in the market and try to meet his release clause soon.