Gedson Fernandes will become a Tottenham Hotspur player later today, after passing his medical examinations at the club.
As reported by Bola Branca in Portugal, Gedson is set to put pen on paper today and join Spurs on an initial 18-month loan deal. The report claims Tottenham’s buying option will sit at €65 million (£55m) for the midfield maestro.
Now Tottenham fans will just have to wait for the obligatory photos, as Jose Mourinho welcomes his first new signing to the club.
But can the Tottenham boss reignite the fire in Gedson, who has seen his impressive stock fall in recent times?
The 21-year-old burst onto the scene last season with impressive displays in both Europe and domestically. However, he fell out of favour in the new year, playing a combined total of 90 minutes in the 2019 portion of Benfica’s league season.
This campaign, he has also found himself out of the first-team picture. Whilst recovering from a broken foot did not help matters, his form did not warrant inclusion. The signing of Julian Weigl from Borussia Dortmund then put the writing on the wall.
So whilst there is obvious talent in Gedson, he is far from the finished article and Tottenham will need to ensure they can help him rekindle the form that appeared to abandon him at the start of 2019.
If not, then there is no way the club will want to invest such a large sum in his eventual permanent transfer.