Pedro Porro to Spurs?
Several news outlets have linked right back Pedro Porro with a move to North London. Porro currently plays his football for Portuguese giants Sporting Club de Portugal. A report from The Guardian has suggested that the Lilywhites will have to pay the Spaniard’s rumoured release clause of £36.7m.
Pedro Porro has been a regular starter for Sporting this season (2022/23), having made 18 appearances in all competitions. He is seen to be a creative player, and he has 6 assists and a goal to his name to date.
The right back is playing in a team challenging for European football, with the club finding themselves in 4th place with 28 points. European football is also the aim for Tottenham this season, with Antonio Conte’s side in 5th place and just two points behind the top four.
Porro began his professional career with Peralada (Girona’s youth team) in 2017 for whom he made 5 appearances, scoring 3 goals. He made his debut for the Girona first team on 28th November 2017 as a substitute in a 1-1 draw against Levante in the Copa del Rey (Spanish League Cup) away from home.
He then went on to make his full LaLiga (Spanish Top Flight) debut in August 2018 in a 0-0 draw against Real Valladolid. Porro made 32 appearances in his 2 years at the club before joining Manchester City for a reported fee of £11m in August 2019.
He was subsequently sent out on loan to Real Vallodolid, making 14 appearances in a season which saw the club finish a respectable 13th place in LaLiga.
He was unsuccessful in making his stay at Vallodolid permanent, and he was subsequently sent out on a two year loan to Sporting in August 2020. Over the course of the 2020/21 season, he made 35 appearances in all competitions, scoring 4 goals with 3 assists to boot. Sporting won the league that season with 85 points after 34 matches.
The 2021/22 season saw Porro and his team finish in second place on 85 points, missing out on the title to rivals Porto. He got 4 goals and 5 assists in all competitions in what was a successful season on a personal level. He then signed on a permanent deal with the Portuguese club for a reported £7.2m.
Overall, the 23-year-old has made 64 appearances for Sporting, but he may not make many more if he indeed decides to sign for Conte’s Spurs in the January Transfer Window.
If the deal happens, it would represent a solid deal for Tottenham, with the right back showing that he is effective at both ends of the pitch which could be very useful in seasons to come.
Sources: Wikipedia, The Sportsman, Football Critic, The Guardian, The Daily Mail & Google.
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