Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Paul Robinson gives verdict on Tottenham Hotspur summer signing Carlos Vinicius

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Paul Robinson believes that Carlos Vinicius is a very good signing for Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Tottenham goalkeeper has said that Vinicius is “a top-class player” who will make head coach Jose Mourinho’s side better.

As reported by The Sun, Spurs – who are rated at 15/8 by Betfair to finish in the top four of the Premier League table this season – signed the 25-year-old forward from Portuguese giants Benfica in the summer transfer window on a season-long loan deal with a view to making the move permanent in the summer of 2021 for £41 million.

Robinson told Football Insider: “I think he’s a great signing, I really do. They’ve exploited Benfica’s exit from the Champions League and exploited Benfica’s need for cash because of that.

“They’ve bought a top-class player, over 20 goals last season and he’s still only young. With Spurs competing on so many fronts this season, you can’t really sell it as back-up to Harry Kane anymore.

“I was there at the Stadium for the Maccabi Haifa game, they had Chelsea in the Carabao Cup and then Manchester United at Old Trafford at the weekend.

“He’s going to get a chance, he’s going to play at least 15 games this season. I think it’s an outstanding signing.

“I think they’ve had a really good window Spurs there’s real optimism and good press around Spurs for the first time in a while. I’m really optimistic as to what they can achieve this season.”

Carlos Vinicius Stats

Vinicius made 19 starts and 13 substitute appearances in the Portuguese league for Benfica last season, scoring 18 goals and providing five assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

The Brazilian also played 32 minutes in the Europa League, and scored one goal in five Champions League appearances for Benfica last season, according to WhoScored.

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Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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