Eintracht Frankfurt emerge as suitors for Brazilian forward Carlos Vinicius, who could be on the move late in the transfer window.
|Carlos Vinicius.||Photo: Антон Зайцев, Soccer.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0|
Carlos Vinicius might well be a Frankfurt player by the end of the month. While Benfica would not be willing to let him go just yet, a move before the end of the transfer window cannot be ruled out. Aside from Frankfurt, interest from OGC Nice has also been reported.
For now, the striker is in the Benfica squad for the upcoming Champions League qualification game against Spartak Moscow.
Portuguese news outlet "Record" reports that Eintracht have made an offer of an initial one year loan with a €25 million option to purchase, which is tempting for Benfica. A change, however, can only materialize after the tie versus Spartak is over.
The striker, 26, spent the past year on loan in London with Tottenham, but could not gather enough minutes under his belt, with Spurs star Harry Kane ahead of him in the pecking order. In 22 appearances, Vinicius managed to score 10 goals and set up another 3. Not a shabby output, given that he only started 10 of those games.
A move to Germany would represent a fresh start for the Brazilian, especially with the gap that Andre Silva's move to Leipzig has left in the Frankfurt attack. Head coach Oliver Glasner is no stranger to building his team around a strong striker, and Frankfurt have already signed Rafael Santos Borré after his contract with River Plate expired last month.
With Vinicius, Frankfurt could give their new manager food for thought on how he sets his team up. More to come in the upcoming Bulinews tactical preview for Frankfurt.