Report: Medical done; formal announcement soon to follow

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report by Sky Sports, Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes has completed a medical ahead of his impending move to Tottenham.

The report claims that the midfielder will sign on an 18-month loan deal and that Spurs will have the option to buy him for 65m euros (£56m) in the summer of 2021.

Personal terms between Fernandes and Spurs are not expected to be a problem and it is suggested that the official announcement from Tottenham is likely within the next 24 hours.

Gedson Fernandes
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It is claimed that the 20-year-old chose to move to Spurs over West Ham after both the Lilywhites and the Hammers had initially agreed on a deal with Benfica. Chelsea also reportedly made an offer for the youngster’s signature.

Tottenham have been short of options in midfield recently with Moussa Sissoko and Tanguy Ndombele both sidelined and Fernandes’ arrival will certainly help address the team’s midfield issues.

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Great things were expected off Gedson Fernandes when he first broke into the Benfica team but he has gone off the boil a bit lately. However, there is certainly a really talented player in there and this deal is relatively risk-free given that we have the option whether or not to make the deal permanent in a year and a half.

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