Carlos Vinicius has joined Tottenham hotspur as a much-needed striker.

Carlos Vinicius has joined Tottenham hotspur as a much-needed striker.

We’ve signed Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius on a season-long loan from Benfica, with options to buy at the end of the season. The selling club (or loaning club) says that the loan deal is for 3m euros (£2.7m) and includes an opportunity for us to make the transfer permanent for 45m euros (£40.83m). Our new striker – who is 25 – has scored 24 times last season and was the joint top scorer in the Primeira Liga with 18 goals. Wow! Seems to be a good choice.

As you all know, Jose Mourinho hoped to sign a striker to join Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane and now he has done it. Last season we needed a back up for Kane and Son, but couldn’t get anybody, and struggled in that department. Both Kane and Son were out in January and February respectively, Fernando Llorente having left the club in September 2019.

Vinicius joined Napoli from Brazilian side Gremio Esportivo Annapolis but went out on loan to Rio Ave and then Monaco before moving to Benfica in July 2019.

His comments when joining the club, “I’m here to join this family to share your joy and bring home silverware”.

My thoughts

Hopefully, we can get another defender before the deadline closes on Monday, the 5th October. I do believe we are now best equipped to challenge for honours; the league title and silverware. We have an excellent squad, so should Kane or Son or one of the others get injured we have capable cover. I am confident that we can win trophies.

To be honest, apart from our first game this season (against Everton), we’ve improved and as every game goes by we get stronger. I am looking forward to the game against United this Sunday, granted, Vinicius won’t be ready, or Bale, however, I am confident.