Tottenham Hotspur fans have been reacting to comments made by Alasdair Gold when it comes to the future of forward Carlos Vinícius.
The Brazilian, valued at £18m on Transfermarkt, has had what can be argued as a ‘reasonable’ campaign during his first year in English football. Used predominantly as a backup and getting most of his minutes in cup games, he’s still managed to find the net ten times across all competitions, enough to rank joint-third in the squad, but only scored his first Premier League goal last weekend at Villa Park.
Writing in a piece for Football.london, Gold thinks that Vinícius needs to be something of a priority for the club this summer, arguing that whilst his goal record hasn’t been the greatest this season, “he’s made more of an impact across a campaign than any of his predecessors who have tried to provide backup to Tottenham’s talisman.”
He did then explain it would take a big task from chairman Daniel Levy to get his asking fee down from £36.2m to something a little bit more justifiable, but that the club should pursue him nonetheless.
The comments were relayed to supporters on his Twitter feed, where some fans agreed with his premise that they should get the costs down, whilst others felt that regardless of price, they shouldn’t be looking at buying him at all, suggesting attention should go elsewhere:
Should Spurs meet Benfica's asking price for Vinicius?
It’s certainly set to be an interesting one to keep track of, especially if there are any developments in the Harry Kane saga that could ultimately change the whole landscape of the window.