Fulham are reportedly set to secure a deadline day transfer deal for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius.
According to Sky Sports News, the west London club are “close” to signing the striker from Benfica in a deal worth an apparent fee of €5m (£3.5m).
Given the attacker’s obvious talent in the final third, the Fulham boss will surely be thrilled to conclude a late move for him.
Indeed, during his loan spell last season with PSV Eindhoven, the centre-forward found the net seven times and provided seven assists in 38 games, showing himself to be not only a threat in front of goal, but also a creative force.
Remarkably, he only had seven shots at goal in his league campaign with Spurs, four of which were on target. That left him with the highest percentage for shots on target (57.1%) at the north London club, further highlighting how clinical he is.
This all shows just how dangerous he is in front of goal and the experience he has of doing it for top clubs across Europe, which is surely something that Silva would be over the moon to have at his disposal.
Even though Fulham have Aleksandar Mitrovic in their squad, who has had a storming start to the season by netting five goals in the five league games he’s played in, the Serbian is the only out and out centre-forward they have.
With that in mind, adding a player like the Brazilian, who clearly has the credentials to compete with Mitrovic for a place in Silva’s starting XI, could be a benefit to Cottagers, boosting their chances of having a successful season.
Taking all of this into account, if the Craven Cottage outfit were able to secure a deal for the Benfica outcast before tonight’s deadline, this would be a great way for Silva to add some strength, depth and quality to that area of his squad alongside Mitrovic.