Gedson Fernandes: Tottenham announcement imminent
Confirmation of Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes’ transfer to Tottenham Hotspur is imminent, according to reliable transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The 21-year-old Portugal international will sign his Spurs contract within the next few hours.
He is expected to sign on an initial 18-month loan, with a permanent transfer to follow in June 2021
Tottenham will reportedly pay betwen £42m and £51m to ultimately seal the deal.
Fernandes had previously been strongly linked with a switch to West Ham United, but Romano says the Hammers were never in the running for him.
Sky Sports is claiming that Benfica agreed deals with both Premier League clubs and that Fernandes had chosen Spurs over their London rivals.
But Romano is adamant that West Ham’s apparent interest was fictitious.