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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