Tottenham Hotspur are said to be one of three Premier League teams interested in the signature of Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius this season.
That is according to a report from TVI24 in Portugal, who are detailing the potential exit of last season’s top scorer in the Portuguese top-flight.
Earlier this summer Benfica were said to be hoping for a figure in the region of €60 million (£55.5m) for the Brazilian. However, after a summer of heavy spending, they are eager to make back some money and could go as low as €50-€55 million (£46m-£51m) in order to facilitate his sale.
Tottenham are clearly in need of a new striker, to provide cover and competition for the undisputed starter at Spurs, Harry Kane.
Vinicius was the joint top-scorer in the Portuguese top-flight last season and fits the mold of a Jose Mourinho type striker.
He is a tireless worker, big and strong, with an ability to find himself in the right place at the right time to score goals.
The parallels with the likes of Diego Costa or Didier Drogba are obvious and Vinicius would be an ideal recruit to help in the striker role for Spurs.
Some Tottenham fans can see that, whilst others are fairly realistic about that price-tag and the fact Vinicius has only thrived in Portugal.
Here is some of the best reaction from the Tottenham fans to the Vinicius news…
I think this would be quite underwhelming. Any highlights of goals that aren’t tap-ins?
— Jonathan Weber (@jonathanweber82) September 12, 2020
Tbh that wouldnt be a bad solution, he can be good backup for Harry and improve himsef under José.
— Giorno Giovanna (@Szymon14113350) September 12, 2020
HE SUITS THE STYLE OF JOSE STRIKERS DECENT WITH GOOD FINISHING AND ANCHOR PLAY THUMBS UP
— Hamza (@Hamza25960171) September 12, 2020
He seems much better fit than Milik for a Josè side.
— Richard Clark (@Richard_Clark) September 13, 2020
Going to cost a lot I would think.
Has a contract that runs until 2024 with Benfica.
— 🤡 Asuka fan 🤡 Darryl #BackJose #ENICOut #LevyOut (@THFC_Darryl_WWE) September 12, 2020
— Mustafa (@Mustafa53473643) September 12, 2020
Vinicius it is then looks like! Loan with option to buy is my bet. 6’3 left footed striker. Joint top scorer in Liga NOS #thfc
— N17K (@Ndombellend) September 12, 2020
I’m a tottenham fan from Portugal, I think he fits Jose’s playing style but I’m not confident on his hability to do it in the prem
— name can not be blank (@cantbeblankbro) September 12, 2020
Sign him on loan, and then negotiate contract with Milik in January for a free transfer next summer?
— Jason S (@jasons380) September 12, 2020
We have to stop targeting players who’ve just had one good season. They need to be proven over a few years, to show consistency and improvement over time.
— Andrew Fineberg (@AndrewFineberg) September 12, 2020
Brilliant player I watched him all season. Hes a tank up front with Pace. Well suited to the PL
— Bruce G™ Esq. 😷 (@bruceg87) September 12, 2020