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Sport Tottenham close in on loan move for Benfica's Carlos Vinicius

23:30  30 september  2020
23:30  30 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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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.

a man with a racket: Tottenham are closing on a loan deal for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius as Harry Kane's back up © Provided by Daily Mail Tottenham are closing on a loan deal for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius as Harry Kane's back up Jose Mourinho talking on a cell phone: Vinicius is seen as quality cover for Harry Kane and has an impressive goalscoring record © Provided by Daily Mail Vinicius is seen as quality cover for Harry Kane and has an impressive goalscoring record

Vinicius is 6ft 3in 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.

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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 by PAOK Salonika and then in the 5-1 win over Famalcao earlier this month.

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.

a man holding a football ball: Vinicius is 6ft 3in tall but quick and mobile enough to play on left wing and as centre forward © Provided by Daily Mail Vinicius is 6ft 3in tall but quick and mobile enough to play on left wing and as centre forward Read more

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Vinicius pays tribute to Benzema for taking him under his wing .
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