Transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano has ‘growing optimism’ over a Spurs deal for Pedro Porro and it is brilliant news for West Ham.

As reported by Hammers News this morning, it is looking increasingly likely there could be a rare transfer deal on the cards between bitter rivals West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham beat West Ham to the signing of reported David Moyes target Djed Spence in the summer and the Hammers never solved their right-back issue, which has been costing them dear all season long.

Spence lit up the Championship with Forest last season and was being courted by multiple clubs, including West Ham.

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He opted to join Spurs but Antonio Conte admitted it was not his decision to sign the swashbuckling right-back (Daily Mail).

And it has showed. Spence has played just five minutes for Tottenham in the Premier League this season (WhoScored).

Conte’s refusal to use him is a clear indication he has no future at Spurs under him, especially considering the largely below par performances of Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty.

The Times claimed earlier this season that Spurs would be open to letting Spence leave on loan in the January window. Journalist Dean Jones also confirmed that would the case for the £25k per week right-back.

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And a new report from 90min reiterated claims of a potentially rare transfer agreement between West Ham and Spurs for Spence in the last week of window.

Tottenham have been linked with Sporting right wingback Pedro Porro this week and had a meeting scheduled today (The Daily Mail).

And Fabrizio Romano’s ‘growing optimism’ over a Spurs deal for Porro is brilliant news for West Ham.

Delivering an update on Twitter, Romano said a transfer to Tottenham could be imminent for Porro. And that will surely make Spence’s departure even more likely before next Tuesday.

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“Understand there’s growing optimism on Pedro Porro deal,” Romano said on Twitter.

“Tottenham hope to get it done as Sporting are already exploring the market for replacement.

“Final details being discussed but all parties feel it could be done soon after today’s meeting.”

Renewed talk about a West Ham move for Spence follows similar claims from Football.London in the last week stating Moyes still wants to bring the pacy, modern right-back to West Ham.

The Hammers may find Daniel Levy is willing to do a deal with them for Spence despite previous frosty relations between the West Ham and Spurs boardrooms which has seen an unofficial transfer embargo between the two clubs for over a decade.

West Ham must ask the question because London boy Spence is exactly what Moyes needs, a modern, pacy right-back who can help get in behind and support attacks.


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