Transfer News: Tottenham complete signing of Carlos Vinicius from Benfica

Tottenham complete signing of Carlos Vinicius from Benfica

Tottenham complete signing of Carlos Vinicius from Benfica

Tottenham complete signing of Carlos Vinicius from Benfica.

The North-London club have finally ended their search for a new striker following the arrival of Carlos Vinicius on loan from Benfica, with an option to buy for £36million.

The 25-year-old Brazilian, who was joint top goalscorer in Portugal’s Primeira Liga last season with 18 goals in 32 matches, will stay with Spurs for the full season and will wear the No 45 shirt.

Vinicius’ move means Tottenham finally have another forward on their books to ease the workload on Harry Kane, something they have been without since Fernando Llorente left the club last summer. His arrival is likely to conclude the club’s recruitment for the window.

Boss Jose Mourinho has been desperate to sign a striker this summer, having been unable to do so in January, and will be delighted he has secured his main target.

It is understood Spurs were interested in Vinicius for much of the transfer window but have only been able to strike a deal after circumstances at Benfica changed.

Vinicius started his senior career at Caldense in Brazil, making his first-team debut in March 2017, before a transfer to Gremio Anapolis preceded his move to Europe.

His form for Portuguese side Real Sport Clube secured a move to Napoli in 2018, with loan spells at Rio Ave and Monaco before a move to Benfica in July 2019.