Some Spurs fans are in disbelief that the North Londoners have actually managed to secure a decent back up to Harry Kane after Benfica officially confirmed that Carlos Vinicius will be joining Tottenham on a season-long loan deal.
Tottenham have been one of the most proactive teams in the Premier League so far this transfer window, managing to secure the signings of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale.
However, the club still had not addressed the striker situation which had been a long-standing problem since Fernando Llorente left last summer.
The Sun claimed last week that Jose Mourinho was becoming increasingly frustrated at the club’s inability to bring in a centre-forward.
However, reports emerged on Wednesday that Spurs had reached a breakthrough in their negotiations with Benfica for Vinicius, who was said to be Mourinho’s number one target (Football.London’s Alasdair Gold).
Fabrizio Romano has now relayed the official announcement from the Portuguese club on agreeing to loan the Brazilian to Spurs, with the Lilywhites having an option to buy for €45million(£40.38million).
Some fans could not believe that the club had finally secured a striker and hailed Daniel Levy for backing Mourinho as much as he has this window.
It took fourteen months but Spurs finally have a second striker in their squad.
And Jose gets to test-run his first-choice striker.
Skriniar still possible?
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) October 2, 2020
Allll the pain. FINNNALLLYYH A BACK UP https://t.co/F1ahkrAfcU
— Taran (@thfctaran) October 2, 2020
We finally have a backup striker at Tottenham Hotspur!! And its Mourinho's number 1 target. Carlos Vinicius, I look forward to seeing what you can do. https://t.co/U9xF6lnLgi
— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) October 2, 2020
Excellent News.! Looking forward to this season like no other 💪💪💪 https://t.co/MFt00H6EUV
— YIDOLOGY (@HayroKara) October 2, 2020
Twitter Einsteins thought Levy was going to frustrate Jose with transfers.
6 important signings later, no one is talking again. https://t.co/3euxyb6LoJ
— etoro (@etoro111) October 2, 2020
We officially now have 2 senior strikers at our club. this is beautiful https://t.co/VPmR3u2ayu
— ° (@thfcollie_) October 2, 2020
Fantastic deal. Give Levy some respect where it’s due. https://t.co/LI1nURE5gh
— Spurs Bob (@Spurs2Bob) October 2, 2020
Even if we don't sign Skriniar, this window has to the be the BEST window we've ever had since Levy became a chairman. https://t.co/Y8jkAwzxAs
— Haz (@haztalks) October 2, 2020
Fully convinced something has happened to Daniel Levy https://t.co/mpZjfIz33H
— Daniel (@YiddoDanTH) October 2, 2020
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With reports indicating that the likes of Doherty and Hojbjerg, like Vinicius, were also Mourinho’s first-choice targets, it looks like Levy has really delivered in terms of giving the Spurs boss the exact tools he wanted to work with. If we can get a deal for Skriniar over the line before Monday’s deadline, the least that will be expected of Jose is to deliver a top-three finish and a trophy this season.
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