Gedson Fernandes signs for Tottenham Hotspur on a 18-month long loan deal
Jose Mourinho has started to establish his era at Tottenham by signing the 21-year old Midfielder on loan from Benfica on Wednesday. The Portugal International was initially rumored to secure a transfer to cross town rivals West Ham.
But the efforts of the Hammers to bring in the Middle man went in vain as Spurs clinched the opportunity and sealed the move in a perfect manner. Fernandes has signed a loan deal at Spurs which goes around 18 months with an option to make the transfer permanent for a hefty sum of 56 million Euros.
The Former Benfica man will provide a vital cover for the injured french midfielder Moussa Sissoko who is out for three months following a knee injury. The Manager seeks to revive Tottenham's Premier league campaign after a mixed run of results.
The Club have also confirmed the transfer by releasing a statement that reads as :
"We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement for the 18-month loan of Gedson Fernandes from Benfica with an option to make the transfer permanent"
Fernandes has also featured for the Portugal national team twice and he is thrilled to work under his compatriot Mourinho. He has stated that:
"All young players want to work with Jose Mourinho because he's one of the best. All of us as players want to stay near the best, so it's fantastic to work with him."
"I have no words to say about the stadium because it is fantastic, have never been or seen anything like this, It is unbelievable."
Tottenham are currently placed at 8th in the Premier League table with 30 points. They are also in the hunt for a striker after Captain Harry Kane is set to be sidelined for at least three months and the problems for Spurs have gone from normal to worse.
AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek is rumored to be the potential replacement and the club have been looking for other alternatives as well. In addition to this, Christian Eriksen is close to secure a move away to Inter whereas Kyle Walker-Pieters could join Crystal Palace on loan
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