Tottenham close in on loan move for Benfica’s Carlos Vinicius

Tottenham set to FINALLY sign back-up for Harry Kane as they close in on loan move for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius with an option to buy following Brazilian’s 24-goal season

  • Tottenham are close to completing a loan move for Benfica’s Carlos Vinicius
  • The 25-year-old Brazilian scored 24 goals last season, attracting huge interest
  • Benfica are willing to negotiate given the current financial climate
  • He is seen as quality cover for Harry Kane and has an impressive eye for goal

Tottenham are closing on a loan deal for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius.

The 25-year-old Brazilian joined Benfica from Napoli for £15million last summer and has an £89m release clause.

Yet, owing to Covid and Benfica’s exit from the Champions League, the club is willing to negotiate and Tottenham are discussing a loan with an option to buy.

Tottenham are closing on a loan deal for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius as Harry Kane’s back up

Vinicius is 6ft 3ins tall but quick and mobile enough to play on the left wing as well as centre forward. He is seen as quality cover for Harry Kane and has an impressive goalscoring record.

Indeed, he was prolific last season, scoring 24 goals and attracted attention from the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan, Manchester United, Chelsea and Wolves.

He has made two appearances this season but both from the bench in the Champions League defeat to PAOK Salonika and then in the 5-1 win over Famalcao earlier this month.

Vinicius is seen as quality cover for Harry Kane and has an impressive goalscoring record

Vinicius is seen as quality cover for Harry Kane and has an impressive goalscoring record

Meanwhile, Tottenham have fielded a number of enquiries for midfielder Ryan Sessegnon with Southampton, Brighton and Celtic among those interested in taking him on loan.

They are willing to listen to offers for defenders Juan Foyth and Serge Aurier too as Daniel Levy looks to balance the books after a creative transfer window on a limited budget.