Gedson Fernandes will undergo a Tottenham medical today after they agreed a £3.5million up-front fee with his club Benfica, Football Insider can reveal.
The 21-year-old midfielder is jetting in to put the finishing touches to a loan-to-buy move from the Portugese giants.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider that Fernandes will complete medical tests today and finalise the paperwork on the transfer after extensive negotiations over the weekend.
Tottenham have agreed to sign Fernandes on an 18-month loan deal that includes a buying option.
They will pay Benfica a fee of £3.5million for the loan after ambushing West Ham to agree the deal over the weekend.
The Hammers were in pole position after, as Football Insider first revealed on Thursday, they had agreed a deal in principle to sign the Portugal international.
But Tottenham swooped in to make their move after losing Moussa Sissoko for three months through injury.
Fernandes has been with Benfica for the entirety of his professional career and his contract with the Portuguese contract isn’t due to expire until 2023.
But he has been keen to move to the Premier League and join a club based in London.
Spurs are next in action against Middlesbrough on Tuesday as they’re set to replay their FA Cup third round fixture with the Championship outfit after drawing their first clash 1-1.
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