Former Arsenal star Hector Bellerin could indirectly help Tottenham sign Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro, it has been reported.
The Portuguese side are on the lookout for a new full-back with Porro expected to complete his move to Spurs before the January transfer window’s deadline.
According to The Athletic, Sporting are in discussions with Bellerin’s current club, Barcelona, over the deal which would see him join before the transfer window closes.
Should that move be completed, it would free Spurs up to finalise a deal for their long-running transfer target.
Tottenham are understood to be closing in on a deal to sign Porro before the end of the January transfer window.
The 23-year-old right-back has a £40million release clause in his contract with the Portuguese giants, with Spurs understood to be willing to meet it.
Antonio Conte has made signing a right-sided wing-back his main priority this transfer window and while a deal is yet to be agreed, Sporting’s move for Bellerin suggests that the deal is heading in the right direction.
Bellerin started his career in Barcelona’s youth set-up before joining Arsenal in 2011.
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He went on to make 239 appearances for the Gunners, scoring nine goals and creating 29 before joining Real Betis on loan in 2021.
The right-back then rejoined Barcelona last summer, but has been limited to just seven appearances for Xavi’s side.
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