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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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Tottenham accept Serie A club’s £16.7m offer for this first-team man

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Christian Eriksen to join Inter Milan for £16.7 million

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen looks all set to move to Inter Milan after the club accepted the Italian giants’ £16.7 million offer for the player. (h/t Guardian)

Eriksen’s future had been uncertain for the longest time but the report adds that he will fly to Milan for his medical early next week.

Although losing him does leave a bitter taste, it is great that we have managed to acquire a considerable fee. Eriksen has been a mainstay in our midfield since 2013 and will leave behind a legacy as one of the club’s best players in the Premier League era.

Christian Eriksen
Eriksen has been a mainstay in the Tottenham midfield since 2013

According to the report, the Danish international has accepted a four-and-a-half-year contract worth a basic £260,000-a-week wage structure that could potentially rise to £320,000 with add-ons.

The End and the Beginning

Eriksen was part of what was arguably Tottenham’s best Premier League team. He played a crucial role in the midfield and in many ways, the Champions League final loss to Liverpool was the last hurrah. Jose Mourinho now has an opportunity to rebuild a side that seems to have run out of inspiration.

However, Tottenham have done well to orchestrate a deal now instead of losing the player for free in the summer. The 27-year-old’s departure will provide the likes of Giovani Lo Celso and Gedson Fernandes with more opportunities to express.

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Eriksen has made 304 appearances and scored 69 goals in six-and-a-half seasons at Tottenham. He was part of the squads that finished second in the Football League Cup in 2015 and UEFA Champions League in 2019.

He is a two-time Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year winner, having won the awards in 2013-14 and 2016-17. He was also nominated to the PFA Team of the Year for 2017-18.

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“Who needs Christian”: Some Spurs fans react to this star’s display in 1-1 draw vs Southampton

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Twitter reacts to Giovani Lo Celso’s performance against Southampton

In another murky performance by Tottenham, the lone figure of Giovani Lo Celso shone bright. A frustrating night for Tottenham ensued as a spirited Southampton side fought back from a goal down to send the tie into a replay.

Spurs looked to have done enough only for Sofiane Boufal to equalize for the Saints in the 87th minute. The tie will now be played on 5th February at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Unfortunately for Spurs, it disrupts the club’s plans for a winter break from 2nd-15th February.

In a largely average display, Giovani Lo Celso stood head and shoulders above the rest and provided a promising display that has been some time in the making.

It is symbolic that the Argentine chose to showcase his talent on the day Tottenham accepted Inter Milan’s bid for Christian Eriksen (h/t BBC).

Giovani Lo Celso
Giovani Lo Celso was Tottenham’s best player at Southampton

The highlight of the game has to be Lo Celso’s surging run to set up Son Heung-Min’s opener. The 23-year old drove forward from the midfield and dodged five Southampton players before squaring the ball to Son, who finished at the far corner.

The Argentine pulled another one out of the hat as he lobbed a delicious ball to Son soon after. However, the South Korean could only smash the ball over.

Tottenham fans were encouraged by Lo Celso’s showing and took to Twitter to lavish praises on the Argentine international.

Twitter Reacts to Giovani Lo Celso’s performance

https://twitter.com/TalkingTHFC/status/1221108344578084865?s=20

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Tottenham join the chase for this promising Spanish midfielder

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Tottenham are interested in Spanish playmaker Dani Olmo

Tottenham have joined the race to sign Spanish playmaker Dani Olmo from Dinamo Zagreb. Sportske Novotsi (h/t Football London)

The report also claims that a bid has been made for his services by an unnamed Premier League club worth £21.3 million.

Dani Olmo
Dani Olmo helped Spain win the U21 Euros during the summer (Image credit: Getty)

The 21-year-old surprised everyone with his decision to swap La Masia for Dinamo Zagreb in 2014. He has since thrived in Croatia, making 124 appearances scoring 34 goals. (h/t Whoscored)

Primarily a central attacking midfielder, Olmo is also capable of playing on either flank and also as a forward if necessary. His versatility will be a huge addition to a Spurs side seeking both dynamism and inspiration.

The youngster has been in good form this season with 8 goals and 7 assists in 22 games. His performances have seen him win the awards for best player and best young player in the Croatian First Division.

The midfielder is likely to prefer a move to Barcelona and Spurs will do well to secure the player given his demand.

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Olmo has won 1 cap for the Spanish national team. He scored on his debut in the 7-0 win over Malta.

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Italian giants submit increased €15m bid for wantaway Tottenham star

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Inter Milan make new €15 million bid for Christian Eriksen

Italian giants Inter Milan are set to increase their bid for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen. (h/t Guardian)

Inter have already had an earlier bid of €10m plus add-ons rejected last week. The Italians are now set to increase their bid to €15m plus add ons.

Antonio Conte is keen on signing Eriksen to bolster his side’s bid for a first Serie A title since 2009 (h/t Guardian). The club are believed to have already agreed on personal terms with the 27-year-old Danish star.

Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen, who has been the lynchpin of the Spurs midfield, looks a forlorn figure intent on leaving the club this month.

The Dane, who joined us in the summer of 2013, has gone on to 304 appearances in his time here. He has contributed to us regularly qualifying for the Champions League and also to the run to the final in 2019.

The fee mentioned above is a steal for someone of Eriksen’s quality. With the midfielder’s contract expiring this summer, Spurs would do well to sell him in the January transfer window than lose him for a free in the summer.

Inter seem keen on reinforcing their team using Premiership based players as they look to overtake Juventus in Serie A.

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The 27-year-old has given Spurs years of brilliance and has earnt the right to look for a new challenge elsewhere.

Given his contribution to Tottenham’s rise as a formidable force in the 2010s, we hope he gets us top dollar this January that can aid in Mourinho’s rebuild.

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