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Incoming transfer at Tottenham as club is set to complete deal for 20-year-old rising star

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Gedson Fernandes set to have his Tottenham medical

Benfica’s Gedson Fernandes will undergo his Tottenham medical ahead of his 18-month loan deal to the English Premier League. (h/t BBC)

Tottenham beat off interest from fellow London clubs West Ham United and Chelsea for the player. (h/t Sky Sports)

Tottenham also have the opportunity to make the deal permanent for £56m upon the expiry of the loan in 2021. West Ham United looked to have signed the player, only for Benfica to accept Tottenham’s offer which involved a higher loan fee.

Fernandes will be Jose Mourinho’s first signing as Spurs manager. It should come as a welcome relief to Spurs after losing midfielder Moussa Sissoko to injury until April.

Gedson Fernandes
Gedson Fernandes

With Christian Eriksen looking likely to leave and Sissoko injured, signing Fernandes is more of a necessity than a luxury. It is believed that Spurs entered the race for the player after they were contacted by the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes. (h/t Guardian)

Fernandes has family in London and is open to moving to the city. The 20-year-old has made 54 appearances for Benfica since making his debut in 2018. He has scored 2 goals and 2 assists during that time. (h/t Whoscored) He has made just 9 appearances this season after falling out of favor with the Benfica manager.

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Fernandes has won 2 caps for the Portuguese national team and was a part of the Benfica team that won the Premeira Liga in 2018-19.

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