Tottenham are edging closer to completing their first signing in the Jose Mourinho era after Gedson Fernandes successfully completed a medical in London on Monday.
The 21-year-old has agreed an 18-month loan deal with Spurs with an option to make the deal permanent for around £55million in the summer of 2021.
The deal could be agreed before the FA Cup third-round replay against Championship side Middlesbrough at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday although Fernandes will not be eligible for the game.
Gedson Fernandes who fell out of favor at Benfica chose Spurs over West Ham having been offered to the North London outfit by super-agent Jorge Mendes, a representative of Jose Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho is keen to provide cover for injured Moussa Sissoko and Harry Kane this month as the duo will likely be sidelined till April after undergoing surgeries for injuries sustained in the game against Southampton on New Year’s Day.
When asked about Fernandes ahead of the game against Boro, Mourinho replied: “I am waiting for news but when I say I am waiting, news can come or no. Again I’m more worried about Middlesbrough than with the market. Of course with the rules even if we get a player you cannot play him in a reply, the players who can play are the ones were legally ready for the first game, so that’s why in this moment I am not interested in Gedson or in any other possible players who could come.”
Meanwhile, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is eager to sell Christian Eriksen this month although he has not agreed a deal with any club as his representatives remain in talks with Inter Milan.