Speaking to Football Insider, former Tottenham midfielder Michael Brown has worshipped Spurs chairman Daniel Levy after the signing of Carlos Vinicius.
The summer transfer window was one to remember for the club as they secured six senior signings, and one that stands out for Brown is capturing the Benfica striker.
The 25-year-old, nicknamed ‘Beast‘, put pen to paper on a loan deal with Spurs having the option to buy next summer. If the target man impresses enough under Jose Mourinho, Vinicius will be snapped up permanently in a £36m swoop.
Vinicius swoop was ‘classic’ Levy, says Brown
Scoring 18 goals in 32 Portuguese Liga NOS matches last season, he also managed a stellar 24 goals across all competitions in 2019/20 (Transfermarkt). As a result, Levy saw fit to swoop, and pundit Brown has hailed his ‘classic‘ transfer move.
The loan-to-buy option could be seen as a stroke of genius, particularly given his price tag was £50m earlier this summer.
“They like those loan deals with an option to buy because they want to develop him and if it does go well you’ve already got him in,” explained Brown to Football Insider.
“You see quite a few of them with Daniel (Levy). Classic. He likes them.
“He believes that they see the quality in a player but there’s still work to do with them you have an option. So it’s a good deal.
“It’s also about the amount of games they’re playing so I think Jose will be pleased with that.”
Benfica failed to make it past the Champions League qualifying rounds, prompting the club to lower his valuation in a bid to offload the player (Football.London).
In a stroke of luck for Tottenham, the Portuguese outfit missed out on crucial European revenue, which urged them into quickly selling him for needed profit.
When will Tottenham fans first see Vinicius in action?
The 6 foot 3 powerhouse now joins Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon and superstar Gareth Bale as part of the ‘super six’ who signed for Tottenham this summer.
After what was arguably the Lilywhites’ best transfer window in years, it would be understandable if fans are getting excited for the resumption of regular football after a stifling international break.
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