Pedro Porro’s first words as a Tottenham player after completing transfer on deadline day
The Spain international originally joined Spurs on loan for the rest of the season but will sign a five-and-a-half-year deal this summer for £39m.
“Hi all fans,” Porro said on the club’s social media in his native language.
“I can’t wait to start this new challenge. I hope to see you all at the stadium soon and share many victories with you. Come on, Spurs!
Porro, who was previously on the books at Manchester City, was Antonio Conte’s top target but talks stalled on Monday.
Spurs felt the Lisbon giants reneged on their deal as the deal hung on, although a compromise was eventually reached.
Former Spurs youngster Marcus Edwards held the key. The north London side have agreed to waive part of their selling fee owed to them should Sporting sell the winger in order to force Porro’s deal.
Former Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin will replace Porro in the Portuguese capital, while Spurs have made room in their squad by loaning Djed Spence to Rennes.
The 23-year-old is now in line to make his debut against former club City on Saturday and will also be included in Spurs’ Champions League squad, alongside fellow January arrival Arnaut Danjuma.