Sporting Lisbon continue to demand buy-out clauses for Spurs targets Pedro Porro and ex-Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards… with the Londoners still holding a 50% sell-on clause as part of his move to Portugal
- Spurs continue to pursue Sporting Lisbon duo Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards
- Porro, 23, has a £40m buy-out clause while Edwards, 24, has a £52m clause
- Edwards is an ex-Spurs trainee and the club has a 50 per cent sell-on clause
- Tottenham boss Conte admits the club will have to spend to compete for the title
Tottenham continue their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards.
However, the Portuguese giants continue to block any transfers unless the players’ buyout 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 holds a 50 per cent sell-on as part of his previous move.
Tottenham are keen on Sporting Lisbon’s Marcus Edwards (pictured) and Pedro Porro
Antonio Conte insists Spurs need to spend money in the upcoming windows
Spurs have been left thin in attack after injuries to Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski, with only Harry Kane and Son Heung-min remaining as their first choices.
Porro, who was previously on Manchester City’s books has been deployed as a wing-back at Sporting similar to Spurs’ Matt Doherty, while Edwards is an attacking midfielder.
Edwards, 24, is a newcomer to the Portuguese capital, having moved from Vitoria Guimaraes in January 2022 after proving himself in the Primeira Liga.
But since then he has racked 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 move.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte insists 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 at the club, because I remember well in the summer, people were talking about Tottenham as title contenders,’ said Conte after the defeat.
‘It’s a bit crazy to read. To be a title contender, to be a team ready to fight to win something, you have to have a strong foundation.’
Spurs are currently fifth in the Premier League after 18 matches, just two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.