By Alan Hutton

23rd Jan, 2023 | 4:32pm

Three Tottenham stars tipped to exit after journalist's Pedro Porro update - expert

Alan Hutton has insisted one of Djed Spence, Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty could leave Tottenham this month.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs right-back said that if they sign Pedro Porro, one of Antonio Conte’s current options will have to leave.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano (23 January), the Lilywhites are continuing to push for a deal for Porro, 23.

Sporting are insisting Tottenham meet the £40million release clause or they won’t sell after Spurs’ recent offer, that included one player, was rejected.

The clubs will meet for another round of talks this week.

The right-back’s current contract at Sporting runs until 2025.

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Hutton insisted that if a deal goes through, someone will be shown the exit door.

“If he does come in you would imagine somebody would have to leave,” he told Football Insider.

Whether that be Djed Spence, who I still feel sorry for. I do not think he has had a fair crack at it.

Then you look at Emerson Royal who has not hit the heights, Doherty has had his opportunity. If he does come in I think someone has too leave. They are too heavily loaded in that area.

According to journalist Alasdair Gold (21 January), there is interest in Spence from Premier League clubs including Crystal Palace, Southampton and Wolves.

Bayer Leverkusen have also expressed interest in a deal for the 22-year-old whose contract runs until 2027.

In other news, a pundit has issued ‘brutal’ Heung-Min Son verdict after ‘ludicrous’ development at Tottenham.