According to a report by Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas, Tottenham Hotspur are now on the hunt for a new striker with Carlos Vinicius set to return to parent club Benfica after his loan – with the reporter lifting the lid on Daniel Levy’s summer plans for the forward position.
Indeed, as per this report, Spurs look to not be taking the option to buy Vinicius on a permanent deal and will instead target a completely new attacker in this upcoming window.
Sky reporter lifts lid on Levy plan for Spurs striker
This comes amid the continued speculation as to who will be taking charge of Tottenham next season, but Levy has seemingly already devised a plan for the striking position regardless of the managerial vacancy.
“Tottenham are on the hunt for a new striker with Carlos Vinicius set to return to Benfica after his loan.” explained Thomas on social media (Twitter).
It is said that the club’s recruitment plans are unchanged after Mourinho’s departure and a new back up striker to Harry Kane remains one of the club’s top priorities.
Vinicius has barely featured for Spurs in the league under both former boss Jose Mourinho and current interim head coach Ryan Mason, scoring just one goal in three starts (WhoScored).
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The vast majority of his appearances for the Lilywhites have come in the Europa League (five starts), but in that time, he scored an impressive six goals and assisted three of his teammates.
It’s debatable that the 26-year-old didn’t get enough of a chance over his loan spell, but Levy seemingly is not impressed, allowing him return to Benfica.
It is unclear as to who Spurs will target to fulfil the role, but Tottenham’s chairman is arguably making the right move when it comes to not paying Vinicius’ £36m option-to-buy agreement.
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