'Growing optimism' for Tottenham to land top transfer target - Fabrizio Romano

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • 25 Jan 2023 17:58 GMT
  • 3 min read
Pedro Porro, Sporting Lisbon, 2021-22

There is ‘growing optimism’ surrounding a deal for Tottenham and Pedro Porro, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The transfer guru reported that Spurs have been handed a boost in their quest for the Spaniard.

The Italian journalist tweeted: “Understand there’s growing optimism on Pedro Porro deal. Tottenham hope to get it done as Sporting are already exploring the market for a replacement. Final details being discussed but all parties feel it could be done soon after today’s meeting."

The London side will be hoping to wrap up the deal after confirming the signing of Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal.

Talks over a deal for Porro have been back and forth since the window opened in January - with Sporting Lisbon adamant that they wanted the full €45m of his buyout clause.

Spurs have been trying to structure a deal that would see them pay less now and further fees down the line - with a sell-on clause relating to Marcus Edwards also considered.

Marcus Edwards has also been discussed as part of the deal

Marcus Edwards has also been discussed as part of the deal

Porro's Premier League return

Antonio Conte’s side can recoup 40% of any fee Sporting receive for selling their former player.

Spurs saw a bid on Wednesday knocked back, reports The Guardian - who go on to say that further discussions will be held soon and that there is a belief that the move can transpire.

Conte is looking to boost the right flank and sees Porro as the solution. The 23-year-old has excelled since joining Sporting from Manchester City last summer when he joined on an initial loan in 2020 before the Portuguese club made the deal permanent for €8.5m.

Their deal for Danjuma includes an option to buy at the end of the season. It came after Spurs hijacked Everton’s move for the Netherlands international, as we exclusively revealed.

The 25-year-old had two seasons at Bournemouth in 2019 and can play a number of roles in attack.