Gedson Fernandes has completed a medical ahead of an 18-month loan move to Tottenham Hotspur, according to Sky Sports.

The report added that the player chose Spurs as his next destination amidst also receiving interest from West Ham.

Tottenham will have an option to buy Fernandes permanently at the end of his loan deal for £56 million.

Spurs really need to bolster their midfield at this point in time.

They have clearly been a shadow of the team this season that they were during the past five years.

Tottenham fans favourite Moussa Sissoko is expected to be sidelined for the next three months through injury whilst Christian Eriksen’s future is still hanging in the balance.

The Dane’s contract with the North Londoners is due to expire at the end of the season so if he does end up staying this month, he will most probably leave Spurs at the end of the season on a free transfer.

Fernandes was out of favour at Benfica and reportedly even fell out with coach Bruno Lage.

He does however have tremendous potential and Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho could potentially unearth a future star.

After breaking through to the Benfica first-team in 2018, the 21-year-old went on to make 23 Primeira Liga appearances.

Strong performances for his club saw him winning inclusion to the Portugal national team, for whom he has turned out for twice to date.

Fernandes will be looking to play as regularly as possible at Tottenham during the second half of the season in order to try and win inclusion to the Portugal team that will compete during the 2020 European Championships.

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