Since Wednesday night, surprising reports emerged from Portugal saying Tottenham Hotspur are signing Benfica striker Carlos Vinícius.
They’re set to get the player by paying a €3m fee for a loan deal, and will have an option to buy him for €42m at the end of the spell.
TVI24 journalist Rui Pedro Braz made some heavy criticism to this transfer live today, and the main reason for it is that Wolverhampton Wanderers could’ve paid a lot more for the Brazilian.
He says Wolves offered €60m to sign the player in January, and the bid was turned down by the Eagles. Then a month ago, there was an offer of €45m, and that was rejected as well.
According to the claims, it was only after failing to get Carlos Vinícius that Nuno Espírito Santo’s side went for Porto’s Fábio Silva, who cost them €40m.
Benfica spent €17m to sign Carlos Vinícius from Napoli a year ago, and he was protected by a release clause of €100m. He scored 24 goals for them last season, and was the top scorer in the Portuguese league. That’s why the transfer is making Eagles fans so mad.