Tottenham Hotspur completed designing of Pedro Porro from Sporting CP on deadline day.
Apparently, the Premier League club will pay a fee of around £39.8 million to sign the player once his loan deal is over in the summer.
The 23-year-old has now joined the Londoners on a loan deal and Spurs are paying £4.4 million as a loan fee. The remainder of the amount will be paid at the end of the season.
However, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has now revealed that Tottenham have had to agree to a series of demands from Sporting CP to sign the defender.
Apart from the £39.8 million Tottenham will shell out on the 23-year-old, Sporting have convinced the Londoners to sacrifice 15% of their rights over Marcus Edwards. When Sporting signed the player from Tottenham at the start of 2022, Spurs managed to negotiate a 50% sell-on clause for any future sale.
During the Pedro Porro transfer, the Portuguese club have now reduced Tottenham’s share to 35% and that could end up saving them millions in the transfer market.
After Pedro Porro deal, Sporting have received 15% more of Marcus Edwards rights — Portuguese club will now get 65% of any sale for Edwards. 🟢🏴 #transfers
Many European clubs are closely monitoring Edwards situation ahead of the summer, where interest is expected to be high. pic.twitter.com/Je5id587zK
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 2, 2023
Also, Spurs will cover all solidarity payments of the transfer.
While the Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is known to be a shrewd negotiator, it seems that Sporting CP have got the better of him this time around and the Portuguese club forced the Premier League side to give in to their demands in order for the move to go through.
Tottenham have sold 15% of Marcus Edwards rights to Sporting as part of Pedro Porro deal ⚪️ #THFC
▫️ €5m loan fee;
▫️ €40m option that will become permanent;
▫️ Tottenham to cover solidarity payments;
▫️ Contract valid until June 2028. pic.twitter.com/zwqFLND9cW
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 1, 2023
Meanwhile, the 23-year-old Spaniard is expected to be the first choice right back at Tottenham this season and it will be interesting to see if he can settle in quickly and adapt to Premier League football. The 23-year-old has done quite well this season contributing to 14 goals across all competitions. It remains to be seen whether he can help Tottenham improve during the second half of the season and secure Champions League qualification.