Tottenham agree loan deal for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius with Brazilian to undergo his medical on Friday as Jose Mourinho FINALLY gets back up for Harry Kane
- Tottenham have managed to secure a work permit for striker Carlos Vinicius
- Spurs have an agreement with Benfica of an option to buy following the loan
- Vinicius needs a work permit because he doesn’t have enough international caps
- Jose Mourinho has finally drafted in some back-up for Harry Kane in attack
Tottenham have agreed a loan deal with Benfica to bring striker Carlos Vinicius to the club for £2.73million.
The 25-year-old is set to complete a medical on Friday and will arrive on a season long loan with a £36m option to buy.
The London club need a work permit as Vinicius does not have international caps but their application has now been granted.
Tottenham are closing on a loan deal for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius as Harry Kane’s back up
Jose Mourinho has been searching for a back-up for England captain Harry Kane and had considered moves for Southampton’s Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins, who eventually moved from Brentford to Aston Villa.
The Spurs boss will now hope that Vinicius solves his problems up front as he tries to navigate a way through his team’s congested early season fixture list.
Mourinho was however reluctant to discuss Vinicius’ imminent arrival after seeing his side thrash Maccabi Haifa 7-2 as his side qualified for the Europa League group stages.
Vinicius is seen as quality cover for Harry Kane and has an impressive goalscoring record
‘No, I want you to ask me that question when it’s confirmed,’ Mourinho said on Thursday night when asked about the deal.
‘Nobody told me it’s done so I’m going to respect the situation, respect the player, respect Benfica and wait a little bit more.
‘Next time we see each other maybe I’m in conditions to answer.’
Vinicius, who scored 24 goals for Benfica last season, will be expected to start mainly on the bench but will also rotate with Kane in domestic cup competitions.