Porro signs from Sporting
Tue 31 January 2023, 22:50|Tottenham Hotspur
We are delighted to announce the signing of Pedro Porro from Sporting CP.
The right-back will join the Club on loan until the end of the season, with an obligation to make the deal permanent in the summer. He will wear the number 23 shirt.
Born in Don Benito, Spain, Pedro began his youth career locally at Gimnástico Don Benito before moving to Rayo Vallecano in 2015 and then Girona in August, 2017, where he made his senior debut a few months later. In December, 2017, he joined CF Peralada on loan for the remainder of the campaign before returning to the Blanquivermells, where he made a total of 35 appearances in all competitions, scoring once.
Featuring twice against us in this year’s UEFA Champions League group stage, the 23-year-old signed for Manchester City in August, 2019, but returned to Spain soon after to gain further first-team experience, joining Real Valladolid on a season-long loan.
An attack-minded full-back, Pedro joined Sporting CP on a two-year loan in August, 2020 - a deal which was made permanent in July, 2022. In his first season in Lisbon, he played an integral role in helping the club secure a domestic double as Sporting claimed the Primeira Liga title for the first time in 19 years and the Portuguese League Cup (Taça da Liga), scoring the decisive goal in the final. The following season, Pedro continued his fine form and helped his side scoop a second consecutive Taça da Liga.
During his time with Sporting, the Spain international made a total of 98 appearances in all competitions, netting 12 times and, after an impressive string of performances in the 2020/21 season, he claimed the Primeira Liga’s Defender of the Month award in three consecutive months (November, 2020, to January, 2021). He later claimed the award again in September, 2021. Currently sitting top of the Primeira Liga’s assists chart, he was also named in the league’s Team of the Year in each of the last two campaigns (2020/21 and 2021/22).
On the international stage, he made seven appearances for Spain’s Under-21 side before earning his senior debut in a FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture against Georgia in March, 2021. Pedro was then named in the Spain squad that finished as runners-up in the 2021 UEFA Nations League.