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Jose Mourinho missed out on the summer signing of £100m striker

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Tottenham Hotspur has had a successful summer transfer window as the club brought in eight new addition to the squad. However, the Lilywhites couldn’t complete the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez. Jose Mourinho is said to have his sight fixed on the Uruguay international as a second fiddle to Harry Kane.

However, Darwin Nunez did make a move but to Portuguese side Benfica and not to Tottenham Hotspur. The special one who was actually looking for someone to play as deputy to Harry Kane failed in his attempt to bring Nunez. At last, Mourinho made a loan move for Benfica forward Carlos Vinicius.

It was important to bring another striker to the club who could play as a substitute to Harry Kane at times of need and could possess the ball greatly. His absence has also affected the alignment of the squad. The club has been so reliant on Kane in past years. That his absence cost them last season the Champion’s League and Europa League title. However, they finished sixth in the Premier League and secured a place in the next season Europa League.

Tottenham Hotspur had an exciting transfer window after years of making a statement in summer. Jose Mourinho was able to pull off some really exciting deals at the end of the transfer window. The new arrival includes the likes of Joe Hart, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilón, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Gareth Bale, and Carlos Vinicius.

According to Football London, who earlier made claim in the summer that Tottenham manager followed the 21-year old for quite a long period before he made a switch from Almeria to Benfica. Thus, the late transfer deal was made for his teammate and 2019-20 Bola De Prata winner Carlos Vinicius.

Benfica’s game with Darwin Nunez gives detail on Jose Mourinho’s loss

Benfica's game with Darwin Nunez gives detail on Jose Mourinho's loss

Nunez has got his Benfica journey off with a stellar debut performance. In no time, he unveiled his power and abilities to act in front of the goal. So far he’s scored three goals along with racking up five assists for Benfica, who currently stands at the apex of the Primeira Liga table.

Benfica bought in the talented Uruguay international in the early days of September. He became Benfica’s most expensive signing when he was signed from Almeria for €24 million ($28m) on a five-year deal.

Benfica head coach Jorge Jesus is already taking account of his future sale. Jesus is greatly impressed with the power pack debut of Nunez. He also made claims that with this pace the 21-year old will surpass the transfer fee of former Benefica player Joao Felix. Atletico Madrid prised him last year in July for a whopping £113million transfer fee.

Jesus told SportTV. Nunez is just 21-year old and has so much to learn about the game, decision-making ability, finishing, and speed. He has Jesus as well as the club to learn them all from.

The coach also pointed towards the transfer fee saying, that Nunez is the club record signing and when the pandemic will end. He will be the most expensive sale of the club.

Jesus also added that he’ll lose the Darwin Nunez in a short while. Because the time is not away when the European giants would seek for Uruguayan’s services.

The 21-year old was able to bag a hattrick in the Europa League opener against Lech Poznan. Nunez would be back in action along with his teammates on Monday against Belenenses.

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