Gedson Fernandes: Tottenham Signs Benfica Midfielder on 18 Month Loan

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Tottenham have announced the signing of Gedson Fernandes on an 18-month loan deal from Benfica.

The 21-year-old made his debut for Benfica last season and Spurs have the option buy the  midfielder for £42.76m (€50m).

Fernandes expressed his delight after completing a move to north London, stating: “It’s one big dream to come to this big club.”

“It’s a hard story. My family, they came to London because in Portugal, work is very hard and it’s very difficult to find work,” said Fernandes.

“They did not have a brilliant life but they have a good life here and this is one more motivation for me to be here today. They will help me to settle here.

“For me, it’s one big dream to come to this big club. This is a fantastic challenge that I have accepted and I have to win my challenge.”

Fernandes, who has two caps for Portugal, has made 53 appearances in all competitions for Benfica, scoring three times. He will wear the No 30 shirt for Spurs.

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