Tottenham should have signed Pedro Porro on 1 January and now face losing him to Chelsea – that is according to Spurs expert John Wenham Chelsea have had some serious issues this season as Reece James has really struggled to stay fit – with his latest injury set to keep him out for a good few weeks.
That means that the Blues will need to delve into that transfer kitty to try and add a new full-back to the squad – and now they are looking to upset rivals Tottenham for the signature of Porro It has been claimed in many media outlets over the past few weeks that Chelsea have begun talks with Porro about a move to Stamford Bridge – and now Wenham has told Spurs fans that they look set to miss out on the defender.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has had some real issues at the back himself since taking over at the club – and simply cannot keep a clean sheet on a regular basis. Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal have been useless at times for the club – meaning that the Italian had asked the board for the signing of Porro – who is making a real name for himself in the game.
“My biggest gripe so far is that for at least three weeks running up to the window, we have been categorically told by journalists who work closely with the club that Pedro Porro is the number one target for this window,” Wenham told Football Insider
“If that’s the case, if he is the number one target, if Conte is determined to sign him, why wasn’t he ready and signed for the first of January? “We know about his release clause is, it’s £39.6million. You can say that is a lot of money or whatever but it’s not much more than we paid for Emerson Royal.
“It is not a huge amount of money for your number one target if that is truly what he is. This is a position Antonion Conte has categorically said he wants to strengthen. “It’s quite frustrating really and there is now talk about Chelsea coming in for him which is far from ideal.”
If these rumors are true and Chelsea are now interested in trying to sign the talented defender – it will mean that Tottenham may have to pay alot more cash than they wanted to in the first place. Chelsea have the money – they have the pedigree, and they have that ability to sign top players – so if they truly are interested – it will become very difficult for Spurs to sign Porro