Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius Joins Tottenham
English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius on a season-long loan from Benfica. The Portuguese club said the loan deal is for 3m euros (£2.7m) and includes an option for Spurs to make the transfer permanent for 45m euros (£40.83m).
25-year-old Vinicius scored 24 goals last season and was the joint top scorer in the Primeira Liga with 18 goals. Tottenham Hotspurs boss Jose Mourinho hopes to sign a striker to assist the likes of Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane has now been archived. His side was left short up front last season when Kane and Son were injured in January and February respectively, Spaniard Fernando Llorente having left the club in September 2019.
Vinicius joined Napoli from Brazilian side Gremio Esportivo Anapolis but went out on loan to Rio Ave and then Monaco before moving to Benfica in July 2019. According to Vinicius he said: “I’m here to join this family to share your joy and bring home silverware.”