Report: Benfica snubbed opportunity to take Spurs player as part of Vinicius deal

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Tottenham Hotspur last night confirmed that they had secured the services of Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius on a loan deal for the duration of the current campaign.

Benfica had revealed on Thursday evening that Spurs will pay a three million euro (£2.69m) loan fee and have the option of buying the 25-year-old for 45million euros (£40.38m) at the end of the season (Benfica official).

Portuguese news outlet Record claimed that Tottenham offered Juan Foyth to the Liga Nos side as part of the negotiations to bring Vinicius to North London, but instead were told that they did not require the services of the Argentine international.

Foyth has struggled for game time under Jose Mourinho and has not appeared in competitive first team fixture for Tottenham since December of last year (transfermarkt).

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano took to Twitter yesterday to claim that Foyth is closing in on a loan switch to Villarreal having snubbed the advances of two Italian clubs.

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