Official: Tottenham confirm first January signing and close in on second as defender allowed to leave

Antonio Conte has finally got his first January signing over the line

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of seemingly Everton-bound forward Arnaut Danjuma on loan for the remainder of the season with an option to buy the player from Villarreal in the summer.

The Lilywhites pounced on a deal at the 11th hour, after medicals and promo work had already taken place with Everton, and the Dutchman has since been unveiled as the latest Spurs addition, becoming their first signing of the January transfer window.

The 25 year old has scored twice in 10 La Liga appearances for the Yellow Submarine this season, but scored 16 goals in 34 appearances last campaign and has played in the Premier League before, though his 14 appearances produced no goals and he could not stop Bournemouth being relegated in the 2019/20 season.

Danjuma will provide further cover for the underperforming Heung-Min Son, while he can also play across the frontline and will join Richarlison as another option for Antonio Conte to rotate his current front three with.

Elsewhere, there is increasing confidence that a deal for right wing-back Pedro Porro may be agreed with Sporting Lisbon, who have stuck to their 45m euro demands for much of the January window. Now, however, they are thought to be edging closer to an agreement and Sporting are already on the hunt for a replacement.

Porro’s addition will in turn open the door for Djed Spence to leave Tottenham on loan, with the defender having seen very little game time under Antonio Conte since his arrival in the summer.

Football.London report that there is interest from fellow Premier League sides Leicester City and Brentford in the defender, though Tottenham will not accept any deal including an option to buy as they head into what could be a busy final week for Conte and co.

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