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Spurs vote for Pedro as Conte looks to fix right-back woes
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Jamie Gordon
Pedro Porro is Tottenham's second signing of the January transfer window
Pedro Porro is Tottenham's second signing of the January transfer window

Tottenham have finally completed the signing of Spanish wing-back Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon.

Antonio Conte had been keen to strengthen the right side of his defence this month and Spurs sealed the one-cap international's services in the dying minutes of the January window.

The deal sees 23-year-old Porro arrive initially on loan, with the North Londoners obligated to make the switch permanent in summer.

After moving to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, he said: "I feel great about the move. I really wanted to come here. It's a unique opportunity for me and I hope everything goes well.

"I can bring a lot of character and personality to this team. Above all, my desire and will to win.

"I've managed to watch quite a few league games this season and  I can provide character, desire and a great attitude."

Porro is Tottenham's second recruit of the January window having landed Dutch forward Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal last week.

Conte has alternated between Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty at right wing-back this season, with the latter joining Atletico Madrid earlier on deadline day after his contract was terminated by mutual consent. 

Meanwhile, Djed Spence — who has struggled to break into the first-team picture since arriving from Middlesbrough last summer — has joined French outfit Rennes for the rest of the campaign.

Conte will hope Porro can hit the ground running as Spurs look to close the three-point gap to fourth-placed Manchester United in the Premier League table.

The defender made 98 appearances for Sporting, winning the Primeira Liga title in 2020-21 and scoring on 12 occasions.

Porro, who leads the Portuguese league's assists chart this term, will wear the No23 shirt for Spurs.


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