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Gedson Fernandes completes Tottenham loan move

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Portuguese midfielder Gedson Fernandes has completed an 18-month loan deal from Benfica to Tottenham with an option to buy for €50m (£42.76m).

Fernandes, 21, chose Tottenham ahead of West Ham with both clubs meeting Benfica’s terms for the player.

Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho is said to have been instrumental in the signing of the São Tomé born creative man due to his close ties with Benfica.

Chelsea were interested in Fernandes putting in a loan proposal with an obligation to buy for £55m should he make a minimum 50 per cent appearances over the 18-month period which seemed to put pressure on the midfielder.

Lyon and AC Milan also made offers but his mind was made up on a move to the Premier League where he’ll be wearing jersey number 30 for Tottenham and aiming to become a full Portuguese international with the Euro 2020 around the corner.

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