According to Portuguese journalist, Goncalo Lopez Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement to sign Benfica’s Carlos Vinicius.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold claimed yesterday that Tottenham were close to landing a striker but he did not reveal who the club’s main target is.
He then later took to social media to reveal that Vinicius was the one Jose Mourinho was keen to bring to the club, with Benfica open to selling the striker after they were knocked in the Champions League qualifying stages.
Spurs initially wanted to sign the player earlier in the window but the price was too high. The Portuguese side's exit from the Champions League has helped matters slightly. You can also loan more than one player from a non-PL club so it does not affect the Gedson loan.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) September 30, 2020
Vinicius enjoyed a prolific campaign in front of goal last season having netted on 24 occasions in appearances across all competitions (transfermarkt.com) after joining the Portuguese giants in a £15million deal last summer.
Benfica manager Jorge Jesus admitted a few days ago that the striker could be sold before the transfer window shuts (Record).
Lopes has now taken to social media to reveal that Spurs have agreed to sign Vinicius on a season-long loan deal, with an option to make the deal permanent for €45million.
One year loan and a buyout clause: 45 million. Carlos Vinícius, Benfica and Tottenham reached a deal.
— Gonçalo Lopes (@_GoncaloLopes) September 30, 2020
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Multiple sources are now reporting that it is a done deal. While I would have preferred us to sign Milik, it sounds like Vinicius was the one Jose really wanted. So it looks like the Spurs boss has been fully backed by Levy this window from start to finish, with the club managing to snap up most of his number one targets. Hopefully, we can also get a deal for Skriniar over the line.
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