Tottenham have a principle agreement for Gedson Fernandes
West Ham and Chelsea were also after Gedson Fernandes, but it seems that Tottenham are the ones to get it over the line. According to 'Sky Sports', Spurs have already reached a principle agreement with Benfica for the midfielder.
The source explains that the English and the Portuguese have agreed to an 18-month loan with an option to buy. Tottenham hope that the young, 21-year-old will arrive at Tottenham next week to close the operation.
Jose Mourinho will have his first signing as Tottenham manager. Fernandes will arrive to replace Moussa Sissoko, who is out for three months after having surgery on his right knee.
David Moyes recently showed his interest in the midfielder, although those who were most interested were Tottenham and Chelsea. It is stated that the Blues offered the same loan with an obligatory option to buy for 64 million euros.
Finally, Tottenham's offer has convinced Benfica, who recently surprised everyone by announcing the signing of Julian Weigl from Borussia Dortmund.