Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Benfica forward Carlos Vinicius on a season-long loan deal.
Benfica confirmed in the early hours of Friday that the club had agreed a deal with Spurs that will see Vinicius join the North London club on loan.
Tottenham have now announced they have completed the signing of the striker.
Tottenham have paid £2.7million (€3m) for the services of the Brazilian on loan for the 2020-21 season and have an option to sign the player permanently for £41m (€45m), with the initial payment included in that sum.
Vinicius netted 22 times in 46 games in all competitions, and found the back of the net 18 times in 32 league appearances, finishing joint-top scorer in the Primeira Liga.
“I wanted to say to everyone that together we’ll taste success,” Carlos Vinicius said in a short video posted on Tottenham’s Twitter account.
“I’m here to join this family to share your joy and bring home silverware.”
Vinicius signing will end Jose Mourinho’s search for a back-up for club captain Harry Kane.
Vinicius only joined Benfica from Serie A side Napoli in July 2019 for €17 million but couldn’t win the league in his first season with the club as they finished runners-up to rivals Porto in the 2019-20 Primeira Liga season.
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