PSV Eindhoven are closing in on signing former Tottenham Hotspur striker Carlos Vinicius from Benfica, according to Rik Elfrink and quoted by Fabrizo Romano.
The agreement is now ‘imminent’ for the 26-year-old to leave Portugal and join PSV in the Eredivisie.
The Brazillian was on loan at Spurs last season, used as a back-up for Harry Kane; a void which Spurs are yet to fill.
Vinicius struggled to mark his stamp in the Premier League. He only accumulated 303 minutes – scoring one goal.
The 26-year-old’s return in the Europa League was impressive; he contributed nine goals in nine games in that competition (Transfermarkt).
Despite that, Spurs decided to not re-sign the striker on a permanent basis. The loan deal had a £36m option to buy which was not exercised.
Vinicius now looks certain to leave Benfica in the hope to play some consistent first-team football, something the striker could not achieve at Spurs due to Kane being ahead of him in the pecking order.
Although a backup striker is needed, £36m was too much money for the striker. PSV seems like a good fit for him. I can imagine he will score a lot of goals in the Dutch league and absolutely good luck to him.
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