Tottenham Hotspur have agreed on a season-long loan with Benfica for the transfer of Carlos Vinicius. They have also included an option to buy him for £36 million, at the end of the campaign.
Mourinho’s prized possession:
Jose Mourinho has been wanting a striker to partner Harry Kane for a while now. With a rigorous and injury-prone last season, Mourinho will be reinforcing his positions to compete for a title this season.
Vinicius will be Tottenham Hotspur’s sixth signing of the window and will provide cover for Harry Kane. He signed for Benfica for €16 million from Napoli in 2019 and scored 24 goals in 49 games in his debut season. Juventus and Inter were in the running for the striker as well, but Jose managed to snatch him up before the 5th October deadline.
“I am optimistic, but more than that the feeling that I like is that we are trying everything to do it,” he told reporters. “You succeed or you don’t succeed. It’s like a football match: you win or you don’t win but you give everything and try everything. The transfer market is the same. I like the feeling that my club is trying to do everything for us and for the team, that’s the most important thing for me.” Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed there will be a €3m loan, and the medical will take place today.
This will mean that he won’t be able to face Manchester United on Sunday, but he will be ready to face West Ham on October 17.