According to a recent report from Sky Sports, the transfer negotiations for Pedro Porro between Tottenham and Sporting CP have taken a new twist.
Despite earlier report from Fabrizio Romano suggesting that the two clubs were finalizing the last details of the transfer, Sky Sports now suggests that Sporting CP may not be willing to sell Porro before the close of the January transfer window on Tuesday.
Tottenham have been engaged in negotiations with Sporting to sign the right wing-back for some time now, but the talks have been prolonged, despite Tottenham’s willingness to meet Sporting’s financial demands for Porro’s £39m (€45m) transfer release clause.
This has caused frustration for Tottenham, as the club is in need of reinforcing its squad before the window closes.
The lengthy negotiations for Porro have taken up significant time that Tottenham could have been using to focus on other transfer targets.
As the window draws to a close, Tottenham are in need of finding a new attacking midfielder and central defender at the very least.
The club’s fans have also expressed their concerns, as they are eager to see the club strengthen its squad before the window closes.
Sporting CP, on the other hand, are probably aware of its leverage in the situation.
At this late stage in the window, the Portuguese club is able to dig in its heels as much as possible to get Tottenham to commit to its terms.
The club may be looking to extract the best possible deal for Porro, and with time running out, Tottenham may be forced to agree to Sporting’s terms in order to secure the transfer.
Tottenham fans will be eagerly following the developments, as they hope to see the club strengthen its squad before the window closes. The situation is certainly one to watch as the clock ticks down to the deadline of the transfer window.