Tottenham Hotspur have reached agreement with Sporting Lisbon to sign former Manchester City and Spain right-back Pedro Porro.
Negotiations between the two clubs is said to have proceeded at lightening speed with the transfer window closing in a matter of hours.
As per Fabrizio Romano, the London club has finally reach an agreement with Sporting Lisbon to sign the Spain international after a day of intensive talks and negotiations between the two clubs.
As confirmed by Fabrizio Romano, Sporting Lisbon pecked Pedro Norro’s release clause at £45m and Tottenham is said to have met the release the clause.
As at the time of filing this report, Pedro Norro was set to fly into London to complete his Tottenham medicals and be unveiled by the club as their new player. His deal with the club runs until 2028.
As part of the deal to sign Pedro Norro, The Premier League club have reportedly given up 15 per cent of their sell-on clause for Marcus Edwards, who left Tottenham for Portugal in 2019.
Edwards joined Vitoria de Guimaraes that year, before moving to Sporting in January of last year.
Antonio Conte is said to have pressed the button for the acquisition of Pedro Norro due to his preferred 3-4-2-1 system which needs effective and good wing-backs.
While Ivan Perisic has covered Spurs on the left side of Antonio Conte’s formation, the club lacked a good right-winger to play in the right flank.
Pedro Norro is seen as a perfect fit for the role and is said to be one of the most promising right-backs in Europe. Conte believed he will bring in that attacking threat to his 3-4-2-1 formation.
Who is Pedro Porro?
Born in Don Benito, Spain on 19 September 1999, Pedro Antonio Porro Sauceda is a Spain international who plays for the Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon.
Pedro Porro plays as a right-back or right-winger for Sporting Lisbon. He started his youth career in his homeland, where he played for the youth teams of Gimnastico Don Bonito, Rayo Vallecano, and Girona.
Pedro Porro made his first senior club appearance for Peralada in 2017, making 5 appearances for the club, and scoring 3 goals.
He also played for Girona’s first team same year, making 32 appearances for the club with no goals. In 2019, Pedro Porro joined Premier League giants Manchester City and failed to make a single appearance for the club.
He was sent on loan to Rayo Valladolid in 2019, where he made 14 appearances. In 2020, he went on another loan spell to Sporting Lisbon, where he established his career with the Portuguese outfit, making 53 appearances and scoring 7 goals.
In 2022, Sporting Lisbon signed him permanently. In the 2022/23 football season, he made 14 appearances for the club, scoring two goals.
National team career.
Pedro Porro played for Spain U-21 between 2019 to 2020, making 7 appearances for the club. He made his Spain senior team debut in 2021 and is yet to win another cap in his international career after he made his debut.
Pedro Porro is a great talent in football. He has several individual awards in his fledgling football career. He has won the Primeira Liga goal and defender of the month.
Pedro Norro also made it to the Primeira Liga team of the year in the 2020/21 football season.
He has won the Primeira Liga one and Taca de Liga with Sporting Lisbon.