OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL! Benfica announce season-long loaner Carlos Vinicius to Tottenham

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WE HAVE A BACKUP STRIKER! Although Tottenham Hotspur has not officially announced it on their social media – it will likely happen tomorrow morning – Benfica today announced on their website that 25-year-old striker Carlos Vinicius is heading to north London on a loan of a season, while waiting for a work permit. .

The version itself is in Portuguese, but run it through the Google machine and you get the following:

Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Futebol, SAD has informed the Securities Market Commission (CMVM) that it has reached an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur for the loan of player Carlos Vinícius until the end of the 2020/21 sports season for an amount of 3 million euros.

Said agreement, communicated Thursday at 11:56 p.m., includes a purchase option clause in the amount of 45 million euros, on which, in the event of exercise, the amount paid for the loan will be deducted.

This agreement depends on the signing of the striker’s sports employment contract with Tottenham Hotspur.

The loan fees and the option to buy contract (no obligation!) Are similar to what we heard from the English media before the loan was completed; the loan fees themselves are a bit lower and the € 45million (£ 41million) option is a bit higher than the previously reported £ 36million.

Vinicius was a prolific goalscorer in Portuguese Liga NOS last season and has stunning stats. It remains to be seen if that will translate into the Premier League. The good news is, there isn’t a ton of pressure on him – he’s here to tour with and support Harry Kane. We can imagine that he will also see some time in the first rounds of the Europa League.

Jose Mourinho has begged for another striker all summer. Vinicius, it is said, was one of his main targets, and he just had his man.

We’ll likely have an official Spurs welcome in due course, possibly when they finish the hyped video and photography in the morning. Benfica may have spilled the beans a bit early, but that’s still good news. Welcome to Tottenham Hotspur, Carlos Vinicius!

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