Tottenham Hotspur fullback Pedro Foro is saddened to learn that a close friend from childhood recently passed away from a tumor.
“Pedro Foro recently revealed that a close childhood friend of his passed away from a tumor,” Fabrizio Romano, a journalist familiar with European soccer news, reported on social media on Tuesday.
“We lived close to each other, and one day he knocked on my door,” Foro said, explaining that “I went to school with him, and we became inseparable,” according to Romano.
“A while ago, I found out that my friend was sick,” he continues, “He had a tumor on his kidney, and unfortunately it spread to his head, and everything happened really fast. I didn’t even have time to say goodbye to him.”
“Later, I learned that his family back in Morocco could not afford to repatriate his remains, and I offered to help them with whatever they needed,” he said. “I know that he can now rest in peace next to his family.”
The gesture of the prisoner, who went out of his way to help return his childhood friend’s body to his family, touched the hearts of soccer fans. Some expressed concern about the mental state of their close friend, who was never able to say goodbye.
Foro, a Spanish right-back born in 1999, joined Spurs in February from Sporting CP in Portugal on a seniority deal. Tottenham initially signed Foro on loan for the second half of the 2022/23 season before making the move permanent at the end of the campaign for a fee of €40 million.
Foro, who was approached by Spurs after performing well for Portuguese side Sporting, quickly integrated into the team and established himself as a regular member of the squad. In the second half of last season, Foro made 17 appearances, scoring three goals and providing three assists as he settled in.
In particular, during an away match against Southampton in March, Foro scored his debut goal for Tottenham after receiving a pass from Son Heung-min. After the goal, Foro went up to Son Heung-min, who helped him score, and performed the so-called “ET ceremony,” in which they touched their index fingers.
After the game, Foro posted a photo of the ceremony on social media and thanked Son for the “special connection”.
Signed during the Antonio Conte era, Foro has been a regular in the first team under new boss Anze Postecoglou, anchoring Tottenham’s right-back defense. After the start of the 2023/24 season, Foro started all but the opening 12 games. He provided four assists, while also showing off his sharp crosses and passes from the flanks.