Frankfurt step up efforts to acquire Vinicius
By Peter Vice @ViceytheSS
Portuguese sports Daily "A Boca" reports that Eintracht Frankfurt have renewed their interest in Benfica Lisbon striker Carlos Vinicius and looking to negotiate a loan-deal by the end of the week.
|Carlos Vinicius (right).||Photo: Антон Зайцев, Soccer.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0|
Then as now, a major stumbling block to the deal would be the type of purchase clause built into the contract. Presumably, the Portuguese club would prefer to built in a compulsory clause based on the number of appearances the 26-year-old makes. AS Aguias would surely not be keen to loan the 26-year-old out if he receives as little playing time as he did at Tottenham last season and will wish to protect their interests with such a clause.
The Portuguese daily nevertheless reports that negotiations have intensified and that the German Eagles currently attempt to seal a deal before the next Bundesliga round kicks off. Like most of Germany's fan-owned clubs, Eintracht face serious budget constraints when shopping during this summer's transfer window.