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Tottenham signing Portuguese wonderkid would dash 18-year-old’s chances

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Tottenham signing Portuguese wonderkid would dash 18-year-old’s chances

Tottenham Hotspur have had a £38.5 million bid for Benfica youngster Gedson Fernandes rejected.

CM Jornal claim Spurs have made steps to sign a new player for the first time in two transfer windows.

Mauricio Pochettino has not added anyone new to his squad since Brazilian forward Lucas Moura in January 2017.

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Fernandes could be the next man through the door at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, although it looks as though Spurs will need to increase their bid if they want the 20-year-old.

Fernandes has 44 appearances to his name so far this season and scored six goals from midfield.

His impressive form since breaking into the first-team in 2018 had led to two caps for the Portuguese senior side, and he clearly has a bright future in the game.

 

If Spurs are able to bring him to north London though, it could be bad news for one of their own.

TBR’s view

One man who might be affected by Fernandes’ potential incoming would be Oliver Skipp, who has been knocking at the door this season.

He made his first-team debut in October 2018 in an EFL Cup clash against West Ham.

Then a spate of injuries saw him make his Premier League bow against Southampton, before being handed his first league start at home to Burnley.

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Given that Fernandes likes to play as a holding midfielder, it could mean Skipp struggles for opportunities next term if he signs.

The Englishman has been waiting patiently for minutes, but any signing of the highly promising Fernandes could see him head out on loan somewhere in 2019/20.

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