Tottenham Hotspur will pay £4.3 million to sign Gedson Fernandes on loan, while Spurs will be able to make the move permanent for £56 million, according to a report from the London Evening Standard.
Fernandes looks set to become Jose Mourinho’s first signing since being appointed at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The London Evening Standard reports that the 21-year-old completed a medical on Monday and the terms of the 18-month move were being finalised today.
And it appears that Tottenham could ultimately end up paying £60 million in transfer fees depending on how the loan spell plays out.
The London Evening Standard reports that Spurs will pay £4 million to take Fernandes on loan. The deal will reportedly also include an option to buy for £56 million.
TBR View – Worth the risk for Spurs, but permanent move seems unlikely right now
Spurs have arguably made a smart decision signing Fernandes on a long-term loan. He appears to be extremely highly-rated, and a £4.3 million loan fee is hardly a huge outlay for Tottenham.
Nevertheless, it is currently difficult to see Fernandes doing enough to secure a permanent move. He has barely played for Benfica this season, so has a lot to prove during his time in England.
The positive news for Spurs and Fernandes is they have a long time to take a look at the youngster. And it may be that agreeing a future fee now proves to be a masterstroke by the end of next season.
There appears to be little harm in the deal that Tottenham have agreed. They have not lost a lot if he struggles. But he seems to have a lot of work to do to convince Mourinho that he is worthy of a £56 million fee.