Gedson Fernandes: Tottenham sign striker from Benfica

Gedson Fernandes: Tottenham sign striker from Benfica

- Gedson Fernandes, Benfica starlet, has completed his Premier League switch to Tottenham

- The Portuguese wonderkid joins Spurs on 18-month loan deal which include a purchase option

- Fernandes is the first star to join the English top side since the beginning of Jose Mourinho's era

Premier League giants, Tottenham Hotspurs, have completed their first signing as Gedson Fernandes joins from Portuguese side Benfica.

The 21-year-old midfielder was unveiled on Wednesday, January 15, becoming the first player to join the English outfit since the beginning of Jose Mourinho's era.

The Portuguese wonderkid joined Spurs in an 18-month deal after agreement were made among all parties involved, including Portuguese super-agent Jorge Mendes.

The contract also included the option of permanent transfer as the loan deal is said to be around £3.8 million.

Fernandes was reported to have undertaken his medical on Tuesday afternoon, January 14, ahead of Tottenham's FA Cup third-round replay against Middlesbrough.

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Apparently, the Portuguese will give Spurs the cover in midfield that Jose Mourinho felts they lacked after Moussa Sissoko was sidelined by injury.

"We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement for the 18-month loan of Gedson Fernandes from Benfica with an option to make the transfer permanent," Spurs said in a statement.

"The midfielder will wear the number 30 shirt for the remainder of this season. A product of the Benfica academy, Gedson made his first team debut last season and was named the Primeira Liga's Best Young Player of the Month for August.

Overtly joyous Gedson also described his Premier League switch as a big dream for him.

“It’s one big dream to come to this big Club," the Portuguese wonderkid said after assenting to deal with Jose Mourinho's side.

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Meanwhile, had reported that Chelsea have completed their first January signing after wrapping up a deal for Norwegian wonderkid Bryan Fiabema.

The teenager is understood to have had met with his new teammates at Stamford Bridge after Saturday’s win over Burnley.

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