Tottenham won’t be signing Carlos Vinicius on a permanent basis this summer, according to Football Insider.

The Brazilian striker is currently on a season-long loan from Benfica, and despite scoring nine times in all competitions this term, has struggled for chances in the Premier League, making just one start against Chelsea, when Harry Kane was out with an ankle problem.

Vinicius has performed well in the Europa League, scoring six times, plus notching a hat-trick in the FA Cup tie at Marine, but the report believes that Jose Mourinho will decide against bringing the 25-year-old to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on a permanent deal.

Even when Kane was out injured, Vinicius was overlooked for the defeat at Brighton back in January – with Mourinho preferring Gareth Bale, although the Brazilian did make a positive impact on the bench, which led to him starting the Chelsea defeat.

But this decision doesn’t come as a great surprise. Vinicius has done well in enabling Kane to rest against lesser opposition, but hasn’t showed enough to warrant Spurs spending the reported £38-million fee that Benfica are asking for.



  1. Not so bad as will open the door for Parrott and Scarlett to get some game time and hopefully establish themselves.
    That said, typical Spurs: fart arsing around for 2 years before picking on a player who will not make the grade.Possibly not the player’s fault as has not really been given a real chance but I doubt very much that against decent opposition, he would “have done it”;been out of his depth.
    Over this period we have let many a decent player through the net and missed out on him.
    Some things will never change, and if we lose Kane and or Son, the club can only blame itself.

    • Rubbish absolute rubbish. How can a player be out of his depth if you have never given him a single PL start? Rubbish!!


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