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If Vincent Janssen scored 27 goals in 34 Eredivisie games during his final season at AZ Alkmaar, how many times will Carlos Vinicius find the net in a league where most teams seem to subscribe to the ‘attack is the best form of defence’ theory?

Vinicius managed just 11 starts during a loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur last term. 

While a tally of ten goals in all competitions will be eroded by the fact that they came against the likes of Ludogorets, Royal Antwerp and seventh-tier Marine FC in the FA Cup, the numbers speak for themselves. 

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Give Vinicius a chance and, more often than not, he will put it away.  

In fact, there are plenty of Spurs supporters who would have happily seen Vinicius sign a long-term contract with the London giants, even if his option-to-buy clause felt a little on the expensive side at £40 million.

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The battling box-treading Brazilian certainly won’t be short of scoring chances in the Netherlands, having joined a title-chasing PSV Eindhoven on loan for the next two seasons.

Especially when you consider that Roger Schmidt has more creativity at his disposal than a dinner party attended by Vincent Van Gogh, Christopher Nolan and Kanye West.  

World Cup winner Mario Gotze means business as he begins his second season at the Phillips Stadium and, with Philipp Max, Eran Zahavi and the outstanding, Mbappe-esque Noni Madueke serving up chances on a silver platter, don’t bet against Vinicius surpassing Janssen’s Golden Boot-winning tally from five years ago. 

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