Tottenham Hotspur have finally completed the signing of Pedro Porro after a lot of uncertainties surrounding the move.
The 23-year-old has been unveiled as a Tottenham player and he will wear the number 23 shirt for the London club.
As per the club’s official statement, Spurs have signed the player on loan until the end of the season. However, they have an obligation to finalise the move permanently in the summer.
✍️ We are pleased to announce the signing of Pedro Porro from Sporting CP.
Welcome to Spurs, @Pedroporro29_! 💙
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2023
Porro has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs this month but the Londoners found it difficult to agree on a deal with Sporting CP initially.
The defender had a €45 million release clause in his contract and Sporting wanted Tottenham to pay up in order to sign the player. The two clubs managed to reach an agreement after extended discussions and Spurs were expected to pay the fee in instalments.
However, Sporting backed out of the agreement late on in the window and demanded the fee to be paid upfront.
It seemed like Spurs had missed out on their target but the Londoners have done well to revive the move and they will be hoping that Porro can have a transformative impact on their squad now.
The 23-year-old has three goals and 11 assists to his name and he is capable of playing as a right-back as well as a right winger. He has the ability to improve Spurs considerably and Antonio Conte will be hoping that his January signings can guide his side to a top-four finish.