According to an update courtesy of Portuguese broadcaster tvi24, via @LastWordOnSpurs, Tottenham are interested in signing Benfica star Carlos Vinicius but don’t want to pay over £27.6 million – even despite an eye-watering drop in his valuation well below the original proposed £92.1m to trigger a release clause.
Vinicius fired home 24 goals in all competitions last season for the Primeira Liga side, attracting interest from the likes of Man United and Wolves, but circumstances surrounding a global pandemic have decreased Benfica’s asking price according to reports.
Should Spurs snap up Vinicius for over £27.6 million?
Yes, worth every penny
Indeed, a recent claim from tvi24 reveals that the club may well be willing to accept an offer around the £46 million mark to let Vinicius leave – and Levy should arguably try to take advantage of his potential 50% valuation drop given his huge potential and pedigree at just 25-years-old.
Nicknamed ‘the beast’, Vinicius stands at a towering 6ft 3 and possesses the physicality needed to do well in the Premier League – with his prolific goalscoring record over 2019/2020 potentially making a swoop worthwhile.
However, as per this report, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy feels that any fee over £27.6m is too high a price to pay – but given Tottenham’s urgent need for a back-up to star striker Harry Kane, Vinicius seems like the perfect candidate and worth heavy investment.
Given his mountainous release clause is over double Benfica’s heavily reduced current tag, Spurs may not have a better chance to swoop for the striker at a discounted rate, and Levy will debatably have to reconsider his stance with the Lilywhites potentially about to miss out.
Spurs fans, should Levy reconsider paying over £27.6m to land Vinicius? Have your say in the comments below…
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