Tottenham have a fight on their hands to keep hold of right-back Pedro Porro with high-flying Girona targeting a move for the Spaniard, Tottenham News has been told.
Since joining Spurs initially on loan from Sporting CP in January before a £39million permanent switch in the summer, Porro has quickly become a fan favourite at the club.
The 24-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic start to his first full season in north London, nailing himself down as one of the first names on Ange Postecoglou’s teamsheet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
However, it seems the Lilywhites could have to fend off some interest for the right-back. A recruitment source with links to Spurs has told Tottenham News that he has been made aware that La Liga side Girona are interested in an unexpected swoop for Porro.
Girona have been the surprise package in Spain this season, currently sitting second in La Liga with Real Madrid on 45 points, behind only on goal difference, and seven points ahead of Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona.
Tottenham News has been told that the Catalonian club are looking to build a squad which can compete with the giants of Spanish football in the long term, and have identified Porro as the perfect player to fit into their project.
Porro previously played for Girona before joining Manchester City in August 2019, although his career at the Etihad never quite took off, and he eventually sealed a permanent transfer to Sporting Lisbon after an initial loan spell in Portugal
Tottenham News has also learned that both Real Madrid and Barcelona could be set to rival Girona for Porro’s signature, with the Spanish giants both keeping an eye on the defender’s progress in the Premier League.
Porro could be tempted by a move back to his home country, despite his recent rise to prominence in the Premier League.
The defender has made 17 starts in the Premier League this season, assisting six goals so far.