Tottenham sign Benfica's Fernandes on 18-month loan deal

Tottenham sign Benfica's Fernandes on 18-month loan deal

Tottenham sign Benfica's Fernandes on 18-month loan deal

Moussa Sissoko has undergone surgery on a serious knee injury which is likely to keep him out of action for an extended period, while Tanguy Ndombele is still unavailable due to a hip issue.

Getting to be coached by his compatriot - one of the most decorated managers in the game - was a big pull for the youngster.

And sure enough in his first interview as a Spurs player, Fernandes highlighted the club's facilities and Jose Mourinho as a big factor in his decision.

With the rules, even if we get the player you cannot play him in a replay so in this moment I am not interested in Gedson or any other players who could come.

"We expect him to be out until, I don't know, mid-April, end of April, May, next season I don't know".

The Philippines goalkeeper was dropped by Cardiff City at the weekend, with Bluebirds boss Neil Harris confirming that one of his goalkeepers will leave the club this January, although he did not state which one. They will help me to settle here.

"We tried our best, the boys are trying their best".

Tottenham have emerged as a potential threat to Gedson Fernandes's move to West Ham.

Fernandes is a box-to-box midfielder by trade, and could inject much-needed energy in Tottenham's starting XI heading into a crucial period.

It was recently reported that Spurs had been offered the chance to sign Umtiti by Barcelona, with Mourinho confident of signing a new central defender this month.

Tottenham beat Championship side Middlesbrough 2-1 in the third round of the FA Cup on Tuesday night in London.

It would also mean Mourinho might not have to rely on Christian Eriksen, who has been linked with a move away as Tottenham looks to offload a player who will not commit to a new deal.

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