Marcus Edwards key in Pedro Porro deal to join Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of full-back Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon for a fee worth €45m (£40m).

The Spaniard has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract ahead of an initial loan deal.

The move will then become permanent in the summer with an obligation to buy the 23-year-old.

Porro joined Sporting Lisbon from Manchester City on a permanent deal last summer following a two-season loan spell. He signed for a fee believed to be in the region of €8.5m.

However, there is one interesting point to note when diving into the deal between Sporting Lisbon and Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs have given up 15% of their rights to Sporting winger Marcus Edwards.

Edwards started his footballing career at Spurs, although he only made one appearance for the club. He joined Vitória de Guimarães in 2019 (free transfer) before making a €7.5m switch to Sporting in January 2022.

The deal to sign Porro was in jeopardy, with the Portuguese club calling of the transfer despite Spurs having a medical planned but Edwards was key in striking a deal.

Sporting asked Spurs to give up a percentage of their sell-on for Edwards and Spurs agreed which ultimately turned out to be the crucial detail in landing the Spanish international.

Mark Marston | Get Football

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