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Report updates West Ham United’s quest to sign midfielder

According to The Guardian, West Ham United’s attempt to sign Gedson Fernandes from Benfica in the January transfer window has stalled.

It has been reported that West Ham want to sign Fernandes on an 18-month loan deal with a view to landing the 20-year-old midfielder on a permanent contract.

The report has claimed that talks between the Hammers and Benfica have yet to progress, and has stated that there is scepticism that David Moyes’s side would be able to bring him to the London Stadium this month.


Fernandes has made two starts and five substitute appearances in the Portuguese league for Benfica so far this season, and has also played twice in the Champions League, according to WhoScored.

During the 2018-19 campaign, the 20-year-old made 11 starts and 11 substitute appearances in the league for Benfica, and he also played six times in the Europa League and six times in the Champions League, according to WhoScored.

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