Gedson Fernandes signs 18 months’ contracts with top English side Tottenham Hotspur today 15th January 2020. The Portuguese international will be in the club till end of the season. The 21-year-old made his debut for Benfica last season and has since played 53 games for the club. Spurs have the option to make his signing permanent at the end of the loan period.
Fernandes won the Portuguese 2018/19 title with Benfica last season and he scored two goals in the Champions League. Gedson Fernandes has only featured two times for his country Portugal, and is he is very happy with to have made the move. He said he will settle in London alongside family who have already made the move.
Gedson Fernandes already feeling at Home
His family could have played a major role in the move because his parents already resides in London. The young player expressing his joy and can’t wait to start training with his new team mates. He said: “I’m very happy to be here today I make my dream a reality,” he said. “For me, it’s one big dream to come to this big Club. I will try to give my best for the Club every day, in every training session and in every game. I will try to help the team wherever I can, working hard every day for this shirt.
“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. Gedson Fernandes already feels right at home in north London in more ways than one. “We 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.”
Spurs commenting on his Stay in the Club
Tottenham Hotspur has also given a note on his arrival, they said in excitement “our new loan signing from Benfica in love with our new stadium. The player is also coming to a city where despite his Portuguese background his family actually already resides here.
Speaking on his arrival at the Club, the 21-year-old midfielder shared his excitement at the chance to play for us and told us of the story. He said even though he’s spent his entire career in Portugal to date. He has earned two senior international caps for his country and even won a Primeira Liga title during his time at Benfica. His parents, sisters and their extended family came to live in London before him.
His arrival is very key as he came in a time when French midfielders Moussa Sissoko and Tanguy Ndombele are both injured. And Christian Eriksen is linked with a move to Inter Milan. With Harry Kane out until at least April after surgery on a hamstring injury, Spurs are light on attacking options.
He is Tottenham’s first signing since manager Jose Mourinho took charge.
“I have no words to say about the stadium. I’ve never seen anything like this – it’s unbelievable! “The training ground is fantastic too, the people that I’ve met today are fantastic. I know the squad because I’ve watched some games, I have some references like Moussa Sissoko, I know a little bit about Eric Dier because he played in Portugal and I know the coach (Jose Mourinho) because he’s a big coach – I know about the staff (Assistant Head Coach Joao Sacramento and Goalkeeper Coach Nuno Santos) a little bit as well because one of my friends last year played at (their former club) Lille, so he spoke with me a little bit about the staff.
“This is a fantastic challenge that I have accepted and I have to win my challenge. I want to make good things – let’s see!”
Usually when a player joins us from overseas, his family follows later to join him. But in the curious case of Gedson, it’s the other way around – his nearest and dearest already live here and he’s now being reunited with them!