Carlos Vinicius Seals Tottenham Hotspur Loan Move

Carlos Vinicius

Carlos Vinicius has joined Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan from Portuguese side Benfica. The Brazilian striker moves to North London for a loan fee of around €3 million.

José Mourinho’s side carry the option to make the transfer permanent next summer if the move proves to be a success. Doing so would cost the club in the region of £36 million, as has been reported by Sky Sports News.

Carlos Vinicius Joins Tottenham Hotspur

José Mourinho Had Been Vocal in New Striker Hunt

Spurs boss Mourinho repeatedly stated his belief that his club would sign a new striker throughout this extended summer transfer window. Now, the Portuguese manager has got his wish.

Vinicius, who only joined Benfica one year ago from Italian club Napoli, arrives to provide high-class back-up to England marksman Harry Kane.

The 25-year-old’s 24-goal haul last season saw him linked with a host of top clubs around Europe, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has acted quickly to beat the competition since opening negotiations with Benfica in early October.

Vinicius may need some time to settle into his new surroundings, having made only two appearances for the Portuguese side this season. Tottenham’s frantic start to the new campaign has already seen them recover positively to an opening-day Premier League defeat by Everton, while Mourinho’s men have also progressed in the Europa League and Carabao Cup competitions.

Mourinho is thought to be strongly approving of Vinicius’s arrival at the club and would be open to the loan move becoming permanent next summer if all goes well for his newest singing.

Vinicius Arrives as a Striker of Great Pedigree

Vinicius follows a host of new arrivals into Tottenham Hotspur this summer. The club have brought in the likes of Joe Hart, Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon, while Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Matt Doherty have also made the move to North London.

Vinicius joins having established a stellar reputation as a goalscorer in Europe and beyond, having notched 60 goals and 22 assists in 123 matches at senior level so far in his career.

 

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