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Fulham set to sign Carlos Vinicius

Fulham are reportedly set to secure a deadline day transfer deal for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius.

What’s the news?

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).

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1. Fulham secured an important win against Swansea City in February thanks to a goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic but what was unusual about the game?

The striker joined his current club back in the 2019 summer transfer window from Napoli. Since then, the 27-year-old has scored 24 goals in 50 appearances for the Portuguese club.

Silva should be thrilled

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.

Having also completed a loan spell in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur, Vinicius also scored ten goals in 22 appearances for the Lilywhites.

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.

Hailed as an “exciting” player by Glenn Hoddle, the striker has 77 goals to his name throughout his career in total from 184 appearances.

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.

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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.

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