Sporting CP full-back Pedro Porro said his goodbyes to fans and his teammates on Saturday night with a move to Tottenham Hotspur nearing completion. The 23-year-old featured in his side’s 2-0 defeat to FC Porto in the final of the Portuguese League Cup.
Prior to kick-off of the night’s encounter, it was reported that Spurs were on the verge of signing the defender with a five-year contract agreed with Sporting. With 13 goals and assists to his name this season, he was still given the nod to start for Ruben Amorim’s side and was instrumental despite the full-time result.
Following the conclusion of the game, Porro paid his last respect to the Sporting faithful, having spent the last two-and-a-half years at the club. A former player of Manchester City, the 23-year-old will finally get the opportunity to play in the English Premier League after spending his time with the Citizens on loan in Spain and Portugal.
According transfer news guru Fabrizio Romano, Pedro Porro left Lisbon for London after the game to undergo a medical before signing for Antonio Conte’s side. The player’s new contract is expected to run until 2028 and although a transfer fee has yet to be announced, the figure is believed to be in the range of £40 million.
Porro joins Tottenham Hotspur having made 98 appearances for Sporting CP. The defender scored 12 goals in his time at the club, winning the Primeira Liga once and the Portuguese League Cup on two occassions.