Opinion: Looking at whether Spurs should sign Carlos Vinicius this summer

After signing Carlos Vinicius in the summer of 2020 on a one-season loan deal, Spurs must now decide whether they want to keep the Brazilian permanently.

With public opinion divided over the 26-year-old, let’s take a look at his performances thus far and whether the centre-forward is the answer to Tottenham’s Kane backup problems.

After 21 appearances in all competitions this season, Vinicius finds himself with 10 goals, equal with Chelsea’s star signing Timo Werner.

However, it is worth mentioning that the Brazilian scored 3 of his 10 goals in a 5-0 drubbing against 8th tier Marine in the FA Cup and has played frequently in the Europa League.

It is also worth considering that Vinicius has only started 10 games in all competitions this season. While his numbers may not be stellar, it is very good for a secondary striker.

Spurs’ last two backups in that position were Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen. Llorente hit 15 goals in 70 appearances and Janssen hit 9 in 50.

So, while yes, Vinicius may not be the best striker there is, he does the job well enough to warrant a stay, provided we can get him somewhat cheaply.

It is better to stick with Vinicius, who already has an established relationship with the players at the club and has proved he can do the job in almost every competition we are in.

He has passion, he knows where the back of the net is, he offers something different to Kane and he seems happy to sit on the bench until he is needed.

Ultimately, it will be up to Levy as to whether he wants to go back in for the Brazilian or try to find someone cheaper, but I would certainly recommend a permanent signing providing Spurs can get a discount.

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