Date: 26th March 2021 at 7:35pm
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Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been speaking about all things Spurs following their 2-0 victory away to Aston on the weekend. 

In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Gold discussed the future of on-loan striker Carlos Vinicius with the Brazilian&8217;s deal with Spurs ending in June.

Spurs signed Vinicius on a season-long loan deal from Portuguese side Benfica with the option to buy in the summer for a fee reported to be in the region of £40m, according to BBC Sport

The Brazilian striker netted his first Premier League goal in a Spurs shirt on the weekend in their 2-0 victory away to Aston Villa which saw them close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea to just three points.

Speaking about the possibility of Spurs making his deal permanent in the summer, Gold had this to say.

He said: “I think he’s done well. Do I think that Spurs are going to shell out £40m to make his move permanent? No, I do not.

“But what I would say is that I do imagine that Daniel Levy will go back to Benfica and he will say, ‘Look, you’re not going to get £40m from anyone.

“However, we’ll offer you £15m, £17m, something like that. They’d have to sell some players first, as I said before, unless they do a very intelligent finance deal for it.

“But I think you could do a hell of a lot worse than bringing in Carlos Vinicius again, or permanently as a backup for [Harry] because I think he’s only going to get better. I think he’s going to develop further and further in the Premier League.

“It’s a dream for a lot of footballers, and he’s doing it, and I think he would take the same situation he’s had now maybe for a bit more minutes, and he will get that – the more he adapts, the more time he’ll get on the pitch.

“I think that’s a deal you really have to try and look at doing.”

Will Spurs sign Vinicius permanently?

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The £18m-rated striker has predominantly played in the Europa League for Spurs this season and in his appearances in Europe, he scored six times in his nine appearances (via Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Vinicius’ future…

Gold reports of the option to buy Vinicius in the contract for around £40m, which Spurs are highly unlikely to be interested in, given their financial state. However, as Gold mentioned, if Spurs could get him for a lower price then it would make a lot of sense for the Lilywhites.

The game against Villa on the weekend was only his second start in the league and he opened the scoring on the night. Spurs have had a few strikers in the past who have shown very little promise, however, although Vinicius may not be the finished article, he is certainly showing positive signs.