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Carlos Vinicius was branded a £90m hitman when he topped the scoring charts in Portugal... and as he arrives at Spurs as back-up to Harry Kane, the powerful poacher could turn out to be the star man's perfect partner Tottenham are close to a loan move for Carlos Vinicius, with the option to buy He had unsuccessful spells with Napoli and Monaco, before starring at Benfica He was the joint top-scorer in the Primeira Liga last season, scoring 18 times Harry Kane could benefit from playing with him due to space he finds in the box

By Goncalo Lopes For Mailonline

Published: 11:38 BST, 2 October 2020 | Updated: 11:42 BST, 2 October 2020

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Portuguese journalist Goncalo Lopes gives the lowdown on the latest striker heading to the Premier League. 

Tottenham supporters are probably wondering just who their new striker is as they close in on a loan deal for Carlos Vinicius.

They will be excited to hear he was valued at £90million by Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira, who said he could've been sold for the eye-watering sum had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic hammering football clubs and their finances.

Carlos Vinicius was the joint top-scorer in the Primeira Liga last season, scoring 18 times

Vinicius struggled with Napoli and Monaco, but has been prolific for Benfica

Vinicius is expected to play second fiddle to Harry Kane, but they could form a lethal partnership

Vinicius is expected to play second fiddle to Harry Kane, but they could form a lethal pairing

Vieira did knock back a £55m bid last January for Vinicius, who is set to seal his loan move to Spurs with an option to buy for £36m - a snip if what the Benfica chief says is true.  Spurs secured a work permit last night (Thursday) and his medical is set for today.

So, who is he? 

Benfica bought him from Napoli for £15m in July last year. It was his performances for Portuguese second division side Real Massama that caught Napoli's attention and he signed for the Italian giants in January 2018 after

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