Jamie O’Hara has told Daniel Levy to ‘get out’ of Tottenham Hotspur if news of a botched transfer of Sporting Lisbon right winger Pedro Porro is genuine, according to talkSPORT Breakfast (30/01/23).
The former Tottenham midfielder is not happy with the club’s current situation, as Antonio Conte’s side have less than 48 hours to reinforce their squad before the January transfer window closes: Arnaut Danjuma has been their only signing so far the moment.
Just last night, those on Hotspur Way were preparing for Porro’s arrival because a doctor was booked for the 23-year-old.
But, it’s never an easy day for Tottenham fans, with David Ornstein sharing on Monday morning that the deal, as it stands, for Porro is off.
Even if Sporting have made a late turn here, fans certainly won’t see it that way and the already growing anger towards Levy will only go up a few notches.
When the possibility of Tottenham signing Porro was discussed, when O’Hara was told in the middle of a conversation with Laura Woods that the deal was done, he was not happy.
“I’m a bit upset with Tottenham at the moment,” O’Hara said. “The end of the January transfer window is coming up and we have brought Danjuma!
“Pedro Porro’s business is on its knees, we don’t know if it is taking place or if they are withdrawing. There is talk of them retiring: we have to buy new players. The players are not good enough at the back.
“Pedro Porro is a fantastic player. He is much better than what we have. I’m fed up with Spurs trying to sign players to improve the squad.
When told Porro’s deal was off: “You’re ruining my day. If that’s the case, then Daniel Levy needs to get out of Tottenham, seriously. If we don’t get this deal, the fans will go crazy. The Spurs have been after this player, they want him. They took centuries to do it. If it doesn’t get done, and we’re stuck with Emerson Royal until the end of the season, I might not bother going to see them.”
‘Daniel Levy get out of our club’. That was echoed at Craven Cottage by away fans during Tottenham’s recent 1-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League.
The long-time Spurs chairman is not a popular figure in north London and this recent news involving Porro won’t help.
What makes matters worse for Tottenham is that Conte’s current contract expires in the summer and Harry Kane has less than 18 months left to run his own contract, but neither is any closer to signing on the dotted line.