Benfica's Gedson Fernandes due for medical before loan move to Spurs

Ruben Hill
January 14, 2020

Played in Spain, Argentina, played in Spain, played in France, now he comes again. He wrote: "Surgery went very well".

"But that was the first day of unlucky, goodbye Ben Davies".

Asked if this is his toughest job since the Portuguese club, Mourinho said: "It is the second time I get a team mid-season, just the second time".

He has a history of recovering quickly from the numerous ankle injuries that have cost him playing time in recent seasons.

Tottenham face Middlesbrough in an FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday.

Benfica also had agreed a loan offer from West Ham for Fernandes, but Romano has claimed that the Hammers "have never been in the race".

One player who has been tipped to make the move to north London is Gedson Fernandes, with the Portugal midfielder reportedly close to agreeing an initial 18-month loan from Benfica with the option of a £56 million ($73m) permanent move.

Mourinho suggested last weekend that he would not ask the club's board to bring a striker this month and would make do with what he had, though things could change if Kane's diagnosis worsens.

The defender began this season in the team, starting the first three Premier League matches at right-back under Mauricio Pochettino. I don't want to say of a generation but it was the end of a team in the end of a season.

Spurs are in negotiations with Inter Milan over Eriksen, who was booed by some supporters when he was substituted in the defeat by Liverpool. "It's not us", Mourinho said.

"I can not answer [about his thoughts on Fernandes] because I don't know if we are getting [him]".

Tottenham have been looking to strengthen their squad this month after being hit by a double blow with the news that Moussa Sissoko and Harry Kane have been ruled out until April with serious injuries.

Mourinho said: "I know it is normal that a player in this situation doesn't perform at the highest level".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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