Carlos Vinícius, Brazilian striker, joins Tottenham on loan from Benfica

Carlos Vinícius, Brazilian striker, joins Tottenham on loan from Benfica

- Carlos Vinicius has completed a move to Tottenham from Benfica

- The Brazilian striker was superb last season for Benfica scoring 24 goals

- Vinicius is expected to be a cover up for England international Harry Kane

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Premier League side Tottenham have announced the signing of Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius on loan from Benfica as Jose Mourinho decided to bolster his squad.

Harry Kane has for years being the lone striker Tottenham have been using up front and Jose Mourinho signed Carlos Vinicius as a cover up for the England international.

Last season, Carlos Vinicius was superb for Benfica scoring 24 goals in all competitions and was linked with many clubs in Europe.

According to the report on Sky Sports, Juventus and Inter Milan were interested in the signing of Carlos Vinicius before he joined Tottenham.

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Vinicius previously had loan spells with Monaco and Portuguese side Rio Ave last season before his move to Benfica.

He becomes sixth signing for Tottenham this summer and Carlos Vinicius has been given the jersey number 45 which he will be wearing in the Premier League.

Carlos Vinícius, Brazilian striker, joins Tottenham on loan from Benfica

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Tottenham Hotspur reportedly shifted their focus to landing Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke before the transfer window closes.

The North Londoners confirmed that their influential winger, Son Heung-min picked up a hamstring injury in their 1-1 draw against Newcastle United last weekend.

This has now reduced Jose Mourinho's options upfront with a pile of matches to be played across competitions this campaign.

Mourinho is also concerned with Harry Kane's fitness having already made five appearances - scoring three goals in the process..

Also, Legit.ng reported how Jose Mourinho lamented the spate at which his Tottenham side will play this season, claiming he has already given up on the Carabao Cup due to Spurs’ grueling fixtures.

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Tottenham face Chelsea in the fourth round of the competition on Tuesday night, September 29 which will be their third game of five in just 11 days.

The Portuguese tactician says he will better put more energy on their Europa League qualification game at home to Israeli side Maccabi Haifa as a win in that game will ensure his side qualify for the tournament proper.

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