Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius is to have a medical at Tottenham Hotspur on Friday ahead of a loan move to the club, according to Alasdair Gold of football.london. The Brazillian will join Spurs for the 2020/21 season and the club will then have the option to purchase him for a fee of £36.3 million.
Carlos Vinicius to Undergo Tottenham Hotspur Medical on Friday
No Issues With Move
There are not expected to be any issues with the move going through. The Daily Mail’s Ian Ladyman tweeted that Spurs already have a work permit for Vinicius to allow them to complete the deal, while Gold’s report also says that the work permit should not cause any problems as the striker played in a European competition last season.
Although the move could be completed before Jose Mourinho’s side travel to his old club, Manchester United, on Sunday, Gold says that it will not be done by Friday’s cut-off point to play any part in that match.
Due to this, Vinicius would then have two weeks to train with the teammates of his that are not on international duty and get a feel for the club before his first match.
A Previous Target
The 25-year-old emerged as a possible target for Spurs much earlier in the window as they shopped around for a suitable back-up to star striker Harry Kane.
At that point, Benfica were demanding £50 million for the player. Since then, though, they have been knocked out of the Champions League at the third qualifying round stage by Greek side PAOK.
This led the Portuguese side to show more leniency in their pricing and structure of the deal – previously, it was thought that they would want to sell the player straight away rather than doing a loan with an option or obligation.