Tottenham attacker in talks to make summer move to Prem rivals

Date published: Thursday 22nd April 2021 7:38 - Robert McCarthy

Carlos Vinicius TEAMtalk

Wolves have reportedly made their move to sign Tottenham loan striker Carlos Vinicius this summer.

The Molineux outfit are looking to bolster their frontline after seeing what life is like without leading marksman Raul Jimenez, who suffered a fractured skull at Arsenal back in November. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have since struggled to find the net on a regular basis and currently sit 12th in the Premier League table.

Frontman Willian Jose was brought in on loan from Real Sociedad in January to cover for Jimenez. However, the Brazilian has notched just one league goal in 13 games for the club.

And with Jimenez continually linked with a move away from Molineux before his horror injury, Wolves have earmarked Vinicius as either the perfect replacement or the perfect deputy – if Jimenez does leave.

The 26-year-old has scored 10 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season, having joined from Benfica. However, only one of those strikes has come in the league.

Despite that fact, Vinicius has looked, at times, that he has the tools to be a good Premier League striker.

Sergio Reguilon; Carlos Vinicius TEAMtalk

The report on Football Insider claims that Tottenham have no interest in activating the £38m purchase option. That opens the door for Wolves to make their move.

Futhermore, it’s claimed the Midlands outfit will use left-back Ruben Vinagre as a makeweight in any deal.

The defender is currently on loan at Portugese club Famalicao. He spent the first half of the campaign at Olympiacos.


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Tottenham star decide to move on

Tottenham attacker Erik Lamela has firmly decided to seek a transfer away this summer in search of a new challenge, a report claims.

The Argentine has become one of the longest-serving players in the current Spurs cohort, following his 2013 move. In the almost eight years since, he has racked up 254 appearances, with a serious injury in 2016 keeping that tally down. However, speculation has recently arisen over his future in north London.

Reports in June last year claimed that then-boss Jose Mourinho had made Lamela play for his future when the Premier League resumed after the first coronavirus lockdown.

Nevertheless, the exit links have continued, with recent claims suggesting that Napoli want the 29-year-old.

Erik Lamela; Gareth Bale TEAMtalk

Lamela’s representatives have reportedly held talks with the Naples club and AC Milan to boot.

According to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Lamela and his partner feel committed to finding a new challenge for next season.

The reporter told Area Napoli: “The Argentine and his wife have the same desire: to return to Italy.

“Lamela, in all likelihood, at the end of the current football season, will leave Tottenham at end to try a new experience.

“Naturally the player would be oriented to joining an important club.”

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