The Lowdown: Tottenham eyeing defender
Tottenham want to improve their options on the right of defence in the January window, and Porro has emerged as a potential signing, with Jornal de Noticias detailing that he will only leave if his £39.2m release clause is met.
However, the club now seem ready to launch a worthy bid for the Spaniard, according to a recent update emanating from Portugal…
The Latest: Preparing Porro bid
As per Correio de Manha, via Sport Witness, Spurs are ‘preparing to formalise’ an offer for the 23-year-old in the January transfer window, which is likely to be close to the clause in his contract.
It is also detailed that Premier League rivals Manchester City could benefit from the move, as they are entitled to 30% from a future sale, due to the club previously signing the defender from Girona in 2019.
The Verdict: Make it happen
Antonio Conte has first-hand experience of the talent that the £29k-per-week earner possesses, owing to a stellar display against his side in the Champions League earlier this season, in which he displayed his creative abilities by creating one big chance.
Attacking contributions are an important part of the 5 foot 9 full-back’s game, as indicated by four assists in ten league games this season, however he is also diligent in his defensive duties, registering two interceptions in the same match against Spurs, the joint-highest amount of any player.
Lauded as a ‘special talent‘ and ‘best right back in Portugal’ by writer Zach Lowy, Porro represents a fantastic option at right-back for many years to come, as his ability going forward would make him a perfect fit in Conte’s wing-back system, which he has opted for in every match so far this season.
La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona also want the player, perhaps summing up his obvious ability.