Tottenham faces ANOTHER riddle for the striker in the summer transfer window as Harry Kane’s backup Carlos Vinicius is likely to return to Benfica after a botched stint at the club.
- Carlos Vinicius joined Tottenham in October to provide support for Harry Kane
- Spurs had the option to buy him for £ 36 million when his loan period ends
- He has trouble with playing time and has been left out of three of the last four teams
- He has scored just one Premier League goal from nine games for the squad
- Vinicius was the top scorer of the Primeira Liga last season, scoring 18 times
Tottenham Hotspur is bracing for another transfer window in which we try to find a willing and capable striker to back up Harry Kane as Carlos Vinicius will return to Benfica when his rental period ends.
The 26-year-old joined Spurs in October on a one-year loan with the option to buy him for £ 36 million, and the club thought they had finally found a protégé for Harry Kane.
But the striker failed to impress and according to Sky Sportsdon’t expect the club to effect that deal and look elsewhere.
Carlos Vinicius returns to Benfica after scoring one goal in nine league games
With 10 goals in 22 games for the club, the Brazilian’s goal return hasn’t been too bad, but only one of them comes from nine league games. He has been left out of three of the last four match day teams, including the Carabao Cup final.
He is welcomed back to Benfica, where he scored 18 goals in 32 appearances last season for the team on their way to the league’s top scorer.
It is believed that Tottenham’s recruitment plans have not been affected by Jose Mourinho’s departure, and the hunt for a new striker remains the priority.
To make matters worse, Harry Kane’s own future at the club remains uncertain after another season without winning a trophy.
Vinicius (left) is struggling to provide enough backup for Harry Kane (right) in the competition