When we talk about Tottenham Hotspur and Carlos Vinícius, we must give some credit to TVI24 journalist Rui Pedro Braz.
It’s been a few weeks since he started insisting on the claims saying Spurs are chasing the Benfica striker, and it seems the move is done now.
Live on Mais Transferências show today, he’s explained the player is on his way to Spurs on a one-year loan deal.
The London side are paying €3m for the move, and will have a non-obligatory buying option to get him for €42m at the end of the season.
Carlos Vinícius is protected by a release clause of €100m, and Benfica were demanding €60m for his sale not long ago. And that’s why Rui Pedro Braz had a seven-minute rant about this deal.
The Eagles spent €17m to sign the Brazilian from Napoli a year ago. He scored 24 goals for them last season, and was the top scorer in the Portuguese league.
That’s why the journalist says it seems to be a ‘terrible’ deal to just let him walk away on a loan, as it would be ‘disastrous’ if Spurs don’t trigger the buying option at the end of the spell.
TVI24 wonders if this is the worst deal ever made by Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira, and say it’s a ‘done deal’.