Tottenham Hotspur and the striker position has been a troublesome saga in recent transfer windows but might that soon change?
According to TVI24 in Portugal, Spurs are one of the teams interested in signing Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius this summer with three Premier League clubs alleged to have made an enquiry.
They even claim that a bid of €45m (£41.5m) has already been made by an unnamed team, though the Primeira Liga outfit are holding out for €55m (£50.5m).
It’s hard to imagine Daniel Levy splashing out in excess of 50 big ones for a striker, let alone one that would be a backup to Harry Kane, so perhaps there’s more to this interest.
Back in March, the England talisman spoke about his frustrations of not winning trophies at Spurs, even hinting towards an exit one day if such success cannot be achieved and after their opening day defeat to Everton, the signs aren’t very encouraging.
Just two years ago, it seemed like Real Madrid were prepared to make Kane the first-ever £200m player, as per the Times, so there will definitely be similar suitors again in the future.
But in Vinicius not only do they have a primed successor but also an archetypal Jose Mourinho striker – powerful, quick and a lethal eye for goal.
Spurs are crying out for some sort of addition in the striking department with a hectic season ahead, so it could be quite a smart decision to bring in someone like Vinicius sooner rather than later – if he impresses again this term, then that price tag will rise quickly.
At least then, there will be less to worry about should Kane actually leave north London sometime in the near future.
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