Spurs are reportedly on the verge of securing a deal to sign Benfica star Gedson Fernandes in a touted 18-month loan move. London club have suffered significant injury blows this month with both Moussa Sissoko and Harry Kane both being sidelined for an extended period.
In turn, that could now force them into action in the winter transfer window, and it appears as though Jose is ready to receive his first boost with the arrival of a midfield reinforcement.
As per Fabrizio Romano’s tweet below, a deal has been agreed for Gedson, and the signing could be announced imminently, while he added that West Ham United were never involved in a potential transfer battle for U21 Portugal international.
Further, it’s added in that report that Tottenham will have an option to turn the loan deal into a permanent switch in 2021, and so it will be down to Fernandes to try and impress during his time in Tottenham to earn a long-term stay with London club.
The 21-year-old midfielder has played 59 games for the senior Benfica side, scoring three goals while providing seven assists, and that comes after impressing at youth level for the Liga NOS giants while he has been capped twice by the senior national team too.