Date: 26th March 2021 at 10:15am
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Tottenham Hotspur fans have been reacting to comments made by Alasdair Gold when it comes to the future of forward 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 .

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:

“I don’t get it. is going to be tight and so the has got to be the priority. Troy Parrott is a reasonable emergency backup so I’d spend a Vinicius-sized pot on Tyrone Mings instead.”

“£5m would be about right. A few tap-ins and we think he’s good enough? Doesn’t hold the ball up, poor first touch, weak in the air. We must have better (younger) options already at the club.
“Awful waste of a squad place. Championship-level player. No hold-up play. Weak in air. Bit slow. Even at £10m I would want to know why our scouts can’t find better value in lower league.”
“Average player at best. Should be another year loan where he plays against better opposition before committing and money on him”
“Or he could concentrate on clearing out the dross that’s been here for 6 years who don’t try. When that is achieved he could then focus on signing players his manager of choice actually want. Novel idea I know but would certainly help”
“Will have to get that price way down for it to be a good deal but I’d like us to keep him”

Should Spurs meet Benfica's asking price for Vinicius?

Yes

Yes

No

No

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.