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Tottenham Hotspur hurrying up Pedro Porro deal due to Real Madrid fear

Tottenham Hotspur are seemingly trying to rush a deal for Sporting CP right-back Pedro Porro as they fear Real Madrid could make a move for him in the summer, as per journalist Bruno Andrade (h/t Evening Standard).

So far, the Primeira Liga giants have made it clear that they want his €45million release clause to be met in full. But now, Sky Sports claim that they could be open to negotiating a lower price than that.

Porro has impressed in Portugal this season, scoring thrice and assisting 11 times in 25 games across competitions. These are the numbers we would be looking for from our full-backs as well.

Spurs putting in such efforts for the 23-year-old Spain international show that they see something positive in him. If we already have Emerson Royal, Matt Doherty, and Djed Spence, then potentially paying such a fee for Porro shows how highly our club rates him.

What next for Porro?

Real Madrid currently don’t have a quality competition or successor for 31-year-old Daniel Carvajal. Spurs are wise to gauge that threat and set in motion talks for the former Manchester City player.

Last January, we missed out on Luis Diaz as Liverpool swooped in early for the Colombia international ahead of us. It seems like we are taking the steps to avoid such a hijack once again.

Tottenham Hotspur are keen on signing Sporting CP's Pedro Porro. (Photo by CARLOS COSTA/AFP via Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur keen on signing Sporting CP’s Pedro Porro. (Photo by CARLOS COSTA/AFP via Getty Images)

Emerson hasn’t been world-class by any stretch of the imagination, which has seen Doherty getting playing time following the season’s resumption in late December. Spence, meanwhile, continues to be on the fringes.

Right-wing-back seems like one position we are looking to strengthen and with good reason. Oftentimes it has been a weak link, especially in defence.

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A physical, well-balanced full-back like Porro doubling up on the wings with the mercurial and hard-working Dejan Kulusevski would be a brilliant prospect.

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