Benfica have confirmed that they have reached an agreement for Tottenham Hotspur to take Carlos Vinicius on a season long loan deal.
The Portuguese giants released a statement late last night which revealed some of the details of the deal which includes a three million euro (£2.69m) loan fee and the North Londoners also have the option of buying the 25-year-old for 45million euros (£40.38m) at the end of the current campaign.
Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho was quizzed on the possibility of Vinicius joining the club after the 6-2 win against Maccabi Haifa at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last night and decided to remain tight lipped but did admit that he expected a new striker to arrive before Monday’s deadline (Sky Sports).
Tottenham have enjoyed a very active transfer window following the arrivals of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilón and Gareth Bale.
Vinicius, 25 scored 18 goals in 32 games for Benfica in the Portuguese top flight last season (transfermarkt).
An official statement from Benfica read: “Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Futebol, SAD informed the Securities Market Commission (CMVM) that it reached an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur for the loan of player Carlos Vinícius until the end of the 2020/21 sports season for an amount of 3 millions of euros.
“The said agreement, communicated at 11:56 pm on Thursday, includes a purchase option clause in the amount of 45 million euros, to which, if exercised, the amount paid for the loan will be deducted.
“The agreement is dependent on the signing of the striker’s sports work contract with Tottenham Hotspur.”