sport news Gedson Fernandes set to become first signing of Tottenham's Jose Mourinho era ...

Gedson Fernandes set to become first signing of Tottenham's Jose Mourinho era with 18-month loan deal lined up... and the transition should be easy with the teenage midfielder's parents already living in north London! Jose Mourinho is set to sign his first player as manager of Tottenham Hotspur  An 18-month loan deal for Gedson Fernandes has been agreed with Benfica Spurs then have the option to buy but will have to part with around £40million  The 21-year-old midfielder was also wanted by London rivals  

By Kieran Gill for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 GMT, 14 January 2020 | Updated: 22:45 GMT, 14 January 2020

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Tottenham Hotspur are close to confirming Gedson Fernandes as Jose Mourinho's first signing.

Jorge Mendes was believed to be in attendance at their FA Cup third-round replay with Middlesbrough on Tuesday night, with the Portuguese middle-man working on the Fernandes deal.

The 21-year-old midfielder was also wanted by but is set to join Tottenham from Benfica on an 18-month loan with an option to buy.

Tottenham are close to confirming Gedson Fernandes as Jose Mourinho's first signing

Tottenham are close to confirming Gedson Fernandes as Jose Mourinho's first signing

The Hammers even came to an agreement with Benfica but the player preferred Spurs.

Mourinho, represented by Mendes, made bolstering his midfield a priority with Moussa

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