Mourinho’s First Signing As Tottenham Manager Done

Mourinho’s First Signing As Tottenham Manager Done

The arrival of Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes on an initial 18-month loan deal have been confirmed by Tottenham.

An option to make Fernandes' switch permanent has been inserted by Jose Mourinho's side and it’s reportedly for as much as £65m in the summer of 2021.

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Fernandes was heavily linked with a move to West Ham at the start of the month, but the 21-year-old has turned down the Hammers to join Spurs.

Mourinho is now looking to sign at least one striker as cover for Harry Kane who is sidelined until April with a hamstring injury.

The Benfica youngster, meanwhile, completed his Tottenham medical on Monday and bolsters the club's midfield options.

With Moussa Sissoko ruled out until April with a knee injury, Mourinho quickly hi-jacked West Ham's deal for Fernandes.

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The Tottenham boss hasn't decided on his first-choice midfielder with neither Harry Winks nor Eric Dier firing on all cylinders and summer signing Tanguy Ndombele unable to stay fit.

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