🚨EXCLUSIVE : Tottenham Hotspur has struck gold,who boasts a market value significantly higher than Archie Gray

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It’s been over two weeks since the transfer window opened, and while English clubs haven’t had much in the way during that time, Tottenham Hotspur are starting to make a move.

Enter Postecoglou’s side have been linked with a number of talented players in recent weeks, such as Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze or Bologna’s Riccardo Calafiori, but in the last 36 hours they have made a major move to land the first permanent signing of the window: Archie Grey.

The move was approved by Fabrizio Romano yesterday and while the Englishman is undoubtedly an exciting addition, the club already have a player who can play in one of their positions and is worth millions more than the 18-year-old gem.

Pedro Porro’s career at Tottenham

The player in question is none other than Spanish right back Pedro Porro

The 24-year-old dynamo joined Spurs from Portuguese giants Sporting CP on an initial loan in February last year, before signing a permanent deal for a hefty fee of around £39million.

In his first half of the season in north London, star Don-Benito was a fairly regular face in the team, but of his 17 appearances under then-manager Antonio Conte, 13 of them started as a right-sided midfielder or right-back. , where he scored three goals and three assists.

But following Postecoglou’s appointment last summer, the “titanic” defender, dubbed Athletic’s former Spurs correspondent Charlie Eccleshare, reverted to a more traditional right-back role, starting 37 times, averaging four goals and adding seven assists . a goal that includes every 3.36 games for the Australian.

That impressive form has seen the 5ft 8 dynamo become an integral part of the Lilywhites’ starting line-up over the last 12 months, so although Gray spent most of last season there, he will have a serious battle if he expects to stay on the right side of defence.

Porro’s estimate in 2024

Gray’s move to north London will cost Daniel Levy and Co a good £40m or so once they dot the i’s and cross the t’s, and while that’s a significant sum of money, it’s still less than Porra’s worth.

According to CIES Football Observatory, the Spaniard’s conservative valuation is €52m, which is around £44m, but his higher value is pegged at a whopping €66m, which is £56m or £16m more than the club will pay Leeds for their an exciting child prodigy.

Now there are a few reasons why the former Sporting man is so highly rated, and the first is pretty obvious: he’s that good.

His tally of 11 appearances in 37 games last season is impressive and according to FBref, which compares players in similar positions in Europe’s top five leagues, he is in the top 5% of full-backs for total shots and 7% for blocks. and top 8% for expected goals and assists without penalties, all at 90.

Another reason for his significant value is that his £85,000-a-week contract runs until the summer of 2028, meaning the club are currently under no pressure to sell or extend it.

Ultimately, Gray looks set to be a fantastic signing for the club regardless of where he plays, but Spurs are also lucky to have such a valuable player at the club in Porro.

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