Tottenham DID want to sign Vinicius but failed to get deal done, says striker

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Carlos Vinicius says Tottenham wanted to sign him before returning to Benfica in the summer – but a deal fell through.

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The striker joined Spurs on loan in October 2020 with a view to a permanent move.

Carlos Vinicius joined PSV on loan in August 2021 with the option to buy himcredit: getty

Brazil scored ten goals in 22 matches, of which only 11 started for the North London club.


The 26-year-old was brought in by former manager Jose Mourinho and was a hit with fans and staff, despite his limited opportunities.

Vinicius was seen as the ideal back-up for Spurs talisman Harry Kane, but SunSport revealed in March how they were unwilling to pay Benfica £36m to make their stay permanent .

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Tottenham were keen to keep him, but only the Portuguese side were willing to offer £17m.

Star Duct giants join PSV Eindhoven in August On a two year loan deal with an option to buy.

but this week he Portuguese football news website told Zero Zero It was likely that he could have stayed at Spurs.

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Asked if he thinks they want to sign him, he said: “Yes, sometimes Tottenham wanted to, but they couldn’t.

He said, ‘No comment is needed about Kane. He is a great striker. For me he is one of the top three strikers today.

“I’m glad I learned a lot, despite being his substitute. In that case, you have only two options: either let go or learn. And in the minutes they give you, prove your worth.

“That’s what I chose. I took advantage, gave my best, proved my worth and I believe the Tottenham staff, including the fans, loved it.”

Spurs striker Harry Kane reacts to hat-trick against NS Mura

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