Tottenham striker Carlos Vinicius set to return to Benfica

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Tottenham striker Carlos Vinicius is set to return to Benfica this summer.

The 26-year-old has struggled to make an impact since joining on a season-long loan and has not been in three of the last four match-day squads including the Carabao Cup final, says Sky Sports.

Vinicius has faced the unenviable task of competing with and providing a foil for Harry Kane and has scored just once in nine Premier League appearances.

The club are not expected to take up the £36m option-to-buy inserted into Vinicius's loan deal, and are looking elsewhere for other options ready for when the next transfer window opens.