Carlos Vinicius is starting to prove his worth for PSV Eindhoven after being snubbed by Tottenham Hotspur over the summer.
Vinicius did not get as many opportunities as he would have hoped for during his season-long loan spell at Spurs last campaign as he played second fiddle to Harry Kane.
Despite his lack of game time, the Brazilian certainly showed that he was capable of finding the back of the net, scoring on 10 occasions for the Lilywhites last season.
However, he did not do enough to convince Tottenham to take up the £36m option to sign him permanently.
The 26-year-old eventually completed a two-year loan move to PSV Eindhoven from Benfica on transfer deadline day, with the Dutch club having the option to make the deal permanent.
After a slow start to life at PSV, the former Spurs striker is really starting to find his feet at his new home.
Vinicius found the back of the net yet again in PSV’s 1-1 draw at Heerenveen yesterday, with a well-take first-time strike after latching on to Bruma’s headed pass.
The goal was his fourth in all competitions to go with the six assists he already has to name (Transfermarkt).
Given the form that Vinicius has found over the last month, perhaps the Lilywhites might be regretting their decision not to snap him up.
Spurs Web Opinion
Tottenham made the right decision not to pay £36m to sign Vinicius permanently.
However, given that he ended up moving to PSV on a two-year loan, the North Londoners could have likely negotiated a lower fee with Benfica if they tried.
While I am not upset that we did not get the Brazilian, the club certainly erred by not signing another number nine who can serve as Kane’s backup.
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