With Benfica going through a complicated crisis, currently in fourth place in the Portuguese league, all the pressure has been on manager Jorge Jesus, who’s been trying to explain the issues he’s been having.
In his last press conference, the coach claimed he doesn’t have a proper striker to score goals, as his current options have been failing to get the job done.
That’s why the Portuguese media and Benfica fans soon came up with the answer to that problem: Carlos Vinícius, who’s currently loaned to Tottenham Hotspur, and scored 24 goals for the Eagles last season.
The Brazilian is having a year-long spell with Spurs, who have a buying option to sign him permanently for €45m.
Now to make things look worse for Benfica, Jorge Jesus’ words were followed by Tottenham’s Europa League win, in which the striker scored twice.
That’s why Record brings a piece showing how Carlos Vinícius has done at Tottenham if compared to the strikers Benfica have in their squad.
It turns out that despite having little playing time, the Brazilian’s nine goals in 17 appearances for the London side show he’s been having a better season than the likes of Darwin Nunez and Haris Seferovic.
It’s still unclear if Spurs will decide to keep Carlos Vinícius or not. Now in case they don’t, Benfica will definitely regret having missed the striker for an entire year and not making a big profit with his sale.