Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Benfica’s midfielder Gedson Fernandes on an 18 months loan deal with an option to buy.

Tottenham Hotspur who are currently struggling in the Premier League were forced into the transfer window because of injuries to Tanguy Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko.

The London club have now announced the signing of the Portuguese who was set for a move to West Ham United before switching side.

Tottenham Hotspur announced via a statement on their social media page.

The statement reads:

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.

Gedson who was glad on making the move noted how much he knows the club and what he expects from his new team.

The midfielder told Spurs’ club site:

“I know the squad because I’ve watched some games, I have some references like Moussa Sissoko.

“I know a little bit about Eric Dier because he played in Portugal and I know the coach (Jose Mourinho) because he’s a big coach, I know about the staff (Assistant Head Coach Joao Sacramento and Goalkeeper Coach Nuno Santos a little bit as well because one of my friends last year played at (their former club) Lille, so he spoke with me a little bit about the staff.

Spurs are win-less in their last three league games are currently eighth in the Premier League and nine points off a top four spot, having conceded 31 goals while scoring just 36.

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