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West Ham transfer target completes medical

.Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes reportedly completed a medical at Spurs on Monday before he seals a 18-month loan to the rival Premier League club.

Fernandes had been targeted by West Ham but Benfica rejected two loan bids from West Ham instead deciding to deal with Jose Mourinho and Spurs.

Despite reports from Sky Sports to contrary West Ham never reached agreement and many believe West Ham were played by agents who always had Spurs in mind.

The 21-year-old looks like he will become Mourinho’s first signing as Spurs manager thanks to his mate super agent Jorge Mendes.

“I am waiting for news,” Mourinho said on Monday. “I don’t want to talk about a Benfica player.”

It is understood Spurs will have an option to buy Fernandes when his loan deal with the Premier League club expires in 2021. The exact details of West Ham’s loan offer or financials are unknown but it is understood that money was not the primary driver in his and his agent’s decision to move to chose our North London rivals.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter
 

9 comments on “West Ham transfer target completes medical

  1. Have to hand it to them, in the past they have scouted well. They have identified their targets, who have the potential to fill the requirements that they desire.

    They then go get the players in. Over time they have challenged on what really has been a meager budget. Thankfully they haven’t succeeded!

    I wish just once we had something in place like that.

  2. Sean I am a supporter of this site but today I feel that the headline of this article is just inviting criticim after what was posted yesterday

    Yesterday it was pointed out that Fernandes was never really going to come to us

    Moyes was a bit diplomatic when saying that he was one of a number of players that we were looking at

    This headline implies (contrary to yesterday’s article) that we were really interested and have (again) been gazumped by Spurs

    I feel that is a needless invitation to the haters to re-emerge and blame everyone for not clinching a deal that perhaps we were not that interested in the first place

    • Of course we tried to get him and failed but there is a difference between having an agreement in place and it being hijacked by Spurs to having your offers rejected as it is was always designed for your rivals. As I said in the piece, I find we were played by agents

  3. Why are you reporting a spurs players medical? As you been saying for a week we were never really in for him and was all agent and ssn driven

  4. Well it sounds like we did but who would you pick if you were a young talented player going out on loan? Would you pick a relegation or a potential Euro competition side?

  5. I wish him every success at the spuds and I hope that he is as successful as Vincent Janssen.

  6. I just worked out why some of my comments are posted and some are not. If its Sean he doesn’t post.

    Saw an interview of you saying all posts are published unless insulting.

    Guess that was a lie then !

  7. Who can blame him we are a laughing stock let’s be honest..
    Everything from Jack sick note to the goal keeping issue its just a never ending soap opera when it comes to our club…

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