It seems like a matter of time before PSV presents a new striker. The Eindhoveners are very concrete for Carlos Vinícius: the Brazilian striker must come across from Benfica on a rental basis. Football First introduces you to him.
Features: A ‘Type-Luuk de Jong’ Roger Schmidt, PSV‘s trainer, called for an extra striker after the lost diptych with Benfica in the Champions League playoffs. He wanted a “Plan B” to deploy when the original battle plan doesn’t work. Would he have dropped his eye on the Portuguese bank at the time? If so, he saw a strong Brazilian who didn‘t get a playtime from trainer Jorge Jesus.
Vinícius is 1 meter 90, weighs almost 90 kilos and is left-footed. However, he must have more of his head than his feet, because the head power of the Brazilian is a serious weapon in particular. Against PSV, the target man was not necessary, since Benfica defended a head start, but only count that Vinícius would have entered the team if the need would have been high. The same type as Luuk de Jong, so.
Statistics: two excellent seasons The 26-year-old Brazilian figures show one thing: give him the chance for a whole season and he pays back his trust. Vinícius played 37 games for Real Sport in the second Portuguese league in the 2017/2018 season and promptly scored nineteen times, after which he also showed a little bit higher.
For Benfica, he found 18 times in 32 official matches in the 2019/2020 football year spread out by corona. Great grades, were it not the only two seasons in which Vinícius was an undisputed base player. At Napoli, Rio Ave, Monaco and Tottenham Hotspur, he didn’t get that chance and had to do it with incurrations. That immediately affected the goals production of the strong striker.
History: Benfica‘s millions The now 26-year-old pinchhitter broke through Gremio Anápolis in his homeland in 2016, after playing for Caldense earlier. The Portuguese Real Sport then dared with the then unknown Vinicíus, which turned out to be a golden grip: one top season on the second level earned him a transfer for four million euros to Napoli.
However, the Italians did not see any basic material in their latest acquisition and decided to rent it out immediately. In the first season half of 2018/2019, Vinícius played for Rio Ave, where he was allowed to start in thirteen games and scored eight times. After the winter break, he temporarily stayed at AS Monaco, where he was second striker and fell thirteen times. Two goals in that period were enough to convince Benfica.
The Portuguese paid a whopping seventeen million euros to Napoli, who won 13 million euros in a year on a player who had never worn the shirt. In his first season for O Glorioso, Vinícius scored eighteen times right away and Spurs decided to take the gamble, but his rental period in North London ran out. Three base places, six incisions and one goal in the Premier League later he returned to Lisbon, where he now landed siding.
Opinions: The Moss is strongly opposed that Schmidt is in favour of the coming of the strong Brazilian is clear. After Luuk de Jong’s rejection, the German will be pleased that with Vinícius a player is on his way to the Philips Stadium who has top-level experience and is able to score a goal. However, not everyone is convinced of the deal.
Aad de Mos told the Eindhovens Dagblad that a Benfica changeover can never be good enough for PSV. “If you don‘t play at Benfica, you won’t break pots at PSV either. I want to see someone who has already established his name and makes PSV better when he gets in. If they want to be champion, PSV needs it.”