Emotional Pedro Porro bids farewell to Sporting Lisbon fans after losing Portuguese League Cup final in what appears to be his last game for the club… with the Spanish full-back set to to join Tottenham in £40m deal
- Pedro Porro played all of Sporting Lisbon’s cup final defeat to Porto on Saturday
- He made an emotional farewell to fans, ahead of his expected move to Spurs
- The Spanish full-back has played for Sporting for two-and-a-half seasons
Pedro Porro appeared to make an emotional farewell to Sporting Lisbon fans after their Taca de Liga final defeat to Porto on Saturday.
Ten-man Sporting lost the match 2-0 to rivals Porto in Leiria, following goals from Stephen Eustaquio and Ivan Marcano, either side of the dismissal of striker Paulinho.
However, Porro’s sadness came from his expected exit from the club where he has plied his trade for the last two and a half seasons, with a deal to join Tottenham Hotspur expected to materialise soon.
Pedro Porro made an emotional goodbye to Sporting Lisbon fans ahead of a probable exit
While there were was concern that it may have stalled, Spurs have pushed forward, and are set to negotiate a payment structure with Sporting that suits both parties imminently.
With his reaction as he left the pitch following the defeat, it certainly looks like Porro is on his way out of the club before the transfer window shuts in the coming days.
Porro looked on with sadness, applauding the fans who travelled to the Portuguese equivalent of the League Cup, and honouring the club badge.
The Spanish right-back joined Sporting permanently last summer, having spent two years on loan there while on the books at Manchester City.
The Spanish left-back played the entire game as Sporting lost 2-0 to rivals Porto in a cup final
Antonio Conte’s Spurs are fighting in three competitions after Saturday’s FA Cup victory
The 23-year-old has previously played for Peralada, Girona and Valladolid, before becoming a hero at Sporting Lisbon, where he also earned his first cap for Spain.
Antonio Conte’s Spurs are looking for additional security to their defence in a bid to fight on three fronts, with the team fifth in the league, and with an FA Cup fifth round match and two last-16 Champions League ties to contend with in the coming weeks.