Sporting Lisbon continue to demand buy-out clauses for Spurs targets Pedro Porro and ex-Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards… with north Londoners still holding a 50% sell-on clause as part of his move to Portugal
- Porro, 23, has a £40m buy-out clause while Edwards, 24, has a £52m clause
- Edwards is an ex-Spurs trainee and the club hold a 50 per cent sell-on clause
- Tottenham boss Conte has admitted club have to spend to compete for the title
Tottenham are continuing their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards.
However, the Portuguese giants are continuing to block any transfers unless the players’ buy-out clauses are met.
Porro, 23, has a £40m buy-out clause while Edwards, the former Spurs trainee, has a £52m clause but the club still hold a 50 per cent sell-on as part of his previous transfer.
Tottenham are keen on Sporting Lisbon’s Marcus Edwards (pictured) and Pedro Porro
Antonio Conte has insisted that money needs to be spent at Spurs in the upcoming windows
Spurs have been left thin in attack after injuries to both Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski, with just Harry Kane and Son Heung-min left of their first-choice options.
Porro, formerly on Manchester City’s books is deployed as wing-back at Sporting similarly to Spurs’ Matt Doherty, while Edwards is an attacking midfielder.
Edwards, 24, is a recent arrival in the Portuguese capital, having made the switch from Vitoria Guimaraes in January 2022 after proving himself in the Primeira Liga.
But since then he has gone on to rack up 12 goals and 12 assists in 39 games in all competitions, including starring for his side against Spurs in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Porro has made 93 appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals and providing 19 assists.
Pedro Porro (pictured) has a buy-out clause of £40m while Edwards’ is £52m but Spurs hold a sell-on clause from his previous transfer
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is adamant that the club need to invest in the transfer market if they are to compete for the title.
Speaking after Spurs’ New Year’s Day defeat to Aston Villa, he said: ‘I was very clear with the club, because I remember very well in the summer, people talking about Tottenham as title contenders,’ Conte said after the defeat.
‘It was a bit crazy to read this. To become a title contender, to become a team ready to fight to win something, you need to have a solid foundation.’