·31 January 2023
·31 January 2023
Tottenham Hotspur’s business for the January transfer window should be concluded following the arrival of Sporting Lisbon right-back Pedro Porro at Hotspur Way, journalist Dean Jones has told GiveMeSport.
Antonio Conte will have welcomed just two new signings to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this month come this evening’s transfer deadline.
According to reports, Tottenham are set to sign Porro on a five-and-a-half-year deal this evening after the Spaniard signed a contract at Hotspur Way without any issues.
Spurs have also welcomed Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma on loan until the end of the season, with the Dutchman scoring his first goal in the Lilywhites FA Cup victory at Preston North End last weekend.
Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has told GiveMeSport that Tottenham are likely to be “done” in the January transfer window once the signing of Porro is confirmed before the deadline.
And this is a view that Jones agrees with, with the transfer insider also stating that the club’s results in the second half of the campaign could be linked back to Tottenham’s business across the summer and winter markets this season.
Jones told GiveMeSport: “My understanding is that Spurs are all done now in terms of their incomings and we shall now see how the season plays out.
“If the results are positive then Conte will keep plugging along but if there are bad moments to come, I’m sure we will hear more whispers of how not enough business was done and that the manager’s future is back in doubt. That’s just the way this club is at the moment.”
Having welcomed eight new signings to Hotspur Way before the addition of Porro this season, it is safe to say that the club’s business on the whole has been slightly underwhelming.
Spurs’ highest profile signing of the season has surely been that of Everton and Brazil striker Richarlison, who arrived from Goodison Park last summer in a deal that could rise to £60m.
The 25-year-old is yet to hit the back of the net in the Premier League this season, with the club currently struggling to justify the transfer fee spent on the 42-cap Seleção international.
Pricey signings such as Yves Bissouma and Djed Spence have also failed to live up to expectations as of yet, though Ivan Perišić has proved to be a tidy bit of business after coming in on a free transfer from Inter Milan last summer.
Therefore, Conte will be hoping that Porro fares considerably better than the majority of new faces that have arrived at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since the beginning of the 2022/23 season.
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