Report: Spurs may have negotiated a lower transfer fee for Fernandes than previously thought

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Gedson Fernandes became Tottenham Hotspur’s first signing of the January transfer window and the Jose Mourinho era earlier today. 

The 21-year-old agreed an 18 month loan deal from Benfica which includes the option for Spurs to make the deal permanent.

Reports may suggest that Spurs have negotiated a lower fee should they wish to bring the midfielder to North London on a permanent basis.

The Sun reported earlier this week that the fee to sign Fernandes would be set at £56million.  However, Sky Sports have claimed this morning that Spurs have actually agreed an option for the transfer fee to be a few million pounds lower than previously reported with the amount said to be £42.76million.

Tottenham have moved to bolster their midfield options after Moussa Sissoko was ruled out until at least April following knee surgery, while Tanguy Ndombele’s injury issues have hampered his ability to play on a regular basis this season.

West Ham, Chelsea, Lyon and AC Milan were all said to have been keen to sign the player, however his preference was a move to the Premier League and notably, Spurs.

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