Tottenham Hotspur has last week announced the signing of Brazilian forward, Carlos Vinicius from Benfica.
Spurs have boosted their attacking arsenal with yet another forward signed to a season-long loan.
Vinicius will cost Tottenham £2.7m in wages over the season loan with the option to make the deal permanent for £38.2m by the season’s end.
The Brazilian becomes Tottenham’s 6th high profile signing of the summer transfer window with the arrival of Gareth Bale headlining the club’s latest acquisitions.
Mourinho has longed for a forward that can be used as a support option for Harry Kane. Harry Kane has only recently returned from injury and this has been reported as the reason for signing 25-year old.
Benfica announced on Thursday that the two clubs had reached an agreement over the forward and that Vinicius has now completed his medical and obtained his English work permit.
It is yet to be know when exactly he will be eligible to play.
Mourinho has stated on many occasions his need for a back-up striker after failing to sign one in January. Lucas Moura has often played this role, out of his natural position, in order to fill the void in Kane’s absence.
The arrival of Carlos Vinicius will allow Harry Kane to, at times, take a step back, after being much too heavily relied upon since Fernando Llorente departed north London last summer.
Both Juventus and Inter Milan were reportedly chasing Vinicius’s signature, but the chance to work under Jose Mourinho lured the Brazilian to Tottenham.
The forward has proved prolific for Benfica last season where he scored 18 goals with 8 assists across 32 league appearances.
Vinicius now joins a highly exciting Tottenham Hotspur who just this morning dismantled a 10 man Manchester United, 6-1 at Old Trafford.
With Tottenham now playing Europa League football this season, the Brazilians arrival will heavily lift the burden off of Harry Kane and the Tottenham attack, who will be involved in four competitions this season.
In an interview on Tottenhams Twitter account, Vinicius said:
“I wanted to say to everyone that together we’ll taste success.”
“Im here to join the family to share your joy and bring home silverware.”
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