A source close to Tottenham believes that Daniel Levy will employ the same strategy used with Torino’s Andrea Belotti, namely to offer a loan proposition, with an option to buy – this time – for Real Madrid’s Vinícius Júnior.
Now this isn’t the first time this 20-year-old has been linked with Spurs, or indeed a move to the Premier League. Back in December 2019, there was flurry of interest precipitated by a piece in El Desmarque, discussing the likelihood of the boy coming to Europe, but the suggester transfer fee was prohibitive. Right now, Transfermarkt believe the Brazilian to be worth a little over £40million.
Is this the big strong centre forward Mourinho has been looking for? It looks unlikely. The lad is over 10kilos lighter than Harry Kane and several inches shorter. In fact, looking at his all-time heat map, this is more a replacement for Sonny or Dele Alli…
We’ll dig deeper into the boy’s stats, but for now, this is, to misquote Sir Alec Guinness, ‘not the striker we have been looking for’.