Tottenham accept Vinicius loan from Benfica with £ 41million purchase option
The Brazilian forward is set to complete his move to north London before the summer transfer window closes
Tottenham have reached deal with Benfica on one-season loan deal for Carlos Vinicius, sources reveal Goal.
Vinicius will join Jose Mourinho’s ranks until the end of the 2020-2021 campaign, when Spurs will have the option of signing him outright for £ 41million ($ 53million / € 45million ).
The initial loan fee the North London club will have to pay is € 3million, with that amount then being deducted from the final price if Mourinho’s side decide to make a permanent transfer.
The 25-year-old is set to become Tottenham’s sixth signing of the summer and is expected to provide cover for first-choice center-forward Harry Kane.
Vinicius made a € 16million (£ 15million / $ 19million) transfer to Benfica from Napoli in 2019 and managed to score 24 goals in 49 outings across all competitions in his debut season for the Portuguese club.
Figures like Juventus and Inter have also been linked to the Brazilian’s moves in recent months, but Tottenham now appear set to finalize a deal ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline.
He was an unused replacement in Benfica’s 2-0 home win over Moreirense, his last appearance for the club being a 5-1 win over Famalicao on September 18.
Mourinho has confirmed that Spurs are looking for another striker after beating Chelsea on penalties to reach the EFL Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.
“I’m optimistic, but more than that the feeling I love is that we are trying everything to do it,” he told reporters.
“You succeed or you don’t. It’s like a football match: you win or you don’t win but you give everything and you try everything. The transfer market is the same.”
“I like the feeling that my club is trying to do everything for us and for the team, that’s the most important thing for me.”
Tottenham are due to return to the Premier League on Sunday with a crucial trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.
Vinicius may not arrive in north London in time to face the Red Devils, but he will almost certainly be in line for his debut when Spurs host West Ham after the international break on October 17.
Mourinho’s men warmed up for their meeting with United by defeating Maccabi Haifa 7-2 in their final Europa League qualifier on Thursday, with Kane scoring a hat-trick to bring his tally to six goals in seven appearances at the start of the season. new season.