Tottenham have tabled an initial player-plus-cash deal for Spanish target Pedro Porro as Antonio Conte looks to add January reinforcements to good effect for the second successive season amid turbulent times in north London.
The Lilywhites slumped to a tepid 2-0 home defeat to top of the table Arsenal, and after their best ever start to a Premier League season they have suffered a significant drop off in both performances and results, with Antonio Conte’s side currently fifth in the Premier League, having played a game more than fourth-placed Manchester United, who sit five points ahead.
And Conte is desperate for additions this January as he looks for players to repeat the success of Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski, both of whom joined last January and have made a major impact on the Tottenham side in the 12 months since.
One of those is Sporting Lisbon wing-back Pedro Porro, who is considered one of the best right wing-backs in Europe and has a release clause set at 45m euros, something that Sporting’s President has claimed is a take it or leave it deal this January.
As per Fabrizio Romano, however, Tottenham are still looking to find a way around this, and have tabled a player plus cash offer for the former Manchester City man.
But despite the player [who remains unknown] being keen on a move to Portugal, Sporting have rejected the offer, pointing once more to the 45m euro release clause that Porro has in his current contract.
Spurs face Manchester City on Thursday evening in what could be a combustible affair with both sides coming fresh off of derby day defeats, and with the future of Antonio Conte increasingly uncertain beyond the end of the current season.