Tottenham have reached an agreement with Benfica to sign Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius on loan.
The agreement – confirmed by the Portuguese club on Thursday – includes a £2.7m loan fee with an option to buy for a further £38.2m.
Vinicius, who joined Benfica from Napoli for £15m last summer and is seen as a capable back-up to Spurs striker Harry Kane, is expected to fly to London for his medical on Friday.
The 25-year-old scored 24 goals last season and was linked with a host of Europe’s biggest clubs – including Juventus and Inter Milan.
Jose Mourinho was asked about the deal after Tottenham’s win over Maccabi Haifa in Europa League qualifying, but said: “No, I want you to ask me that question when it’s confirmed.
“Nobody told me it’s done so I’m going to respect the situation, respect the player, respect Benfica and wait a little bit more. Next time we see each other maybe I’m in conditions to answer.”
Vinicius has made two appearances this campaign, in the Champions League defeat by PAOK and the 5-1 win over Famalicao earlier in September.
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