PSV Eindhoven have confirmed the signing of ex-Tottenham Hotspur striker Carlos Vinicius from Benfica.
The Brazilian has joined the Dutch club on an initial two-year loan deal, which includes option to make it a permanent move.
The 26-year-old also spent last season out on loan where he joined up with Tottenham to act as Harry Kane’s back-up.
In the Europa League, Vinicius’ goal return was impressive: he contributed nine goals in nine games.
However, Vinicius struggled to replicate that form in the Premier League – only scoring one goal in the 303 minutes he was afforded.
His loan deal at Spurs did have an option to buy which was worth £36m but Tottenham decided not to take it up.
Despite this, Spurs have not managed to fill the void left by Vinicius, having not signed a striker during the summer transfer window leaving Harry Kane as the only senior forward at the club.
Vinicius was a decent enough backup striker, in my opinion. But the £36m was far too much.
Not signing a backup was an interesting one – it may suggest that they trust Dane Scarlett, or will again rely on Heung-min Son to shoulder the goalscoring burden, should Kane suffer an injury.
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