Portugal Primeira Liga Sporting CP defender Pedro Poro’s English Premier League (EPL) Tottenham Hotspur trip was concluded after twists and turns. In the midst of this, according to the British media Evening Standard, he told reporters for the first time about the transfer at Lisbon Airport, Portugal ahead of boarding a flight to London, England on the night of the 30th local time.
Poro opened his mouth by saying, “Thank you to Sporting” and “I love the club.” He added, “I haven’t been able to train because I was focusing on the Tottenham transfer issue, but I will always be grateful to the club.”
Earlier that day, multiple media outlets, including Sky Sports in England, reported that “Tottenham has finally reached an agreement with Sporting.” Tottenham eventually accepted the 45 million euros (KRW 60.06 billion) of the prisoner’s buyout amount that Sporting had requested.
Whether or not the POWs were transferred was virtually foggy until the afternoon of the 30th. Confusion increased as Portuguese local media reported that “Tottenham are hesitant to bear the burden of interest on the transfer fee, and the conclusion of the negotiations is being delayed.” 먹튀검증
The January transfer window closes at midnight on the 31st, UK local time. It was a situation where many Tottenham fans complained of anxiety when the news that the contract had been stamped was not heard even with a day or so left before the deadline.
In the meantime, news finally came that the prisoner had booked a plane ticket to London as well as a medical test. The Evening Standard said the two sides would finalize the paperwork within 31 days. An official recruitment announcement is also expected to come out around this time.
Poro was born in 1999 and joined Manchester City in 2019 to enter the Premier League. However, he never had a chance to properly step on the league turf.
He went on loan to Real Valladolid right after joining Man City, and left for Sporting as soon as he returned to his original club. Thanks to his steady performance at Sporting, he was loaned out to Sporting and fully recruited in July of last year.