Gedson Fernandes has completed his medical with Tottenham ahead of an 18-month loan deal with Benfica.
An official announcement of his move is expected in the next 24 hours.
Benfica have made deals with Tottenham and West Ham, but Fernandes opted to sign for Spurs, who are managed by fellow Portuguese Jose Mourinho.
Spurs will have the option to buy Fernandes for € 50million (£ 42.7million), after Benfica agreed to higher loan fees for the 21-year-old.
Personal terms between the player and the club should not be a problem.
Tottenham want to sign a midfielder following the injury of Moussa Sissoko, who has been out for three months after undergoing surgery to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Chelsea have also been interested in signing Fernandes and have offered an 18-month loan deal with a purchase obligation for £ 55million, provided the player is in at least half of the matches during the period. ready.
Fernandes’ release clause is £ 102million, but Benfica have admitted they won’t come close to that figure for a player who is not in favor and has fallen out with the head coach Bruno Lage.
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