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Gedson Fernandes joins Spurs in EPL window

By AAP Newswire

Jose Mourinho has completed his first signing as Tottenham manager, bringing in midfielder Gedson Fernandes from Portugal's Benfica on an 18-month loan.

The English Premier League club said on Wednesday it had the option to make the transfer permanent.

The 21-year-old Fernandes has played two games for Portugal, having represented his country at every age group from under-15s.

The arrival of Fernandes gives Tottenham another option in midfield, with French international Moussa Sissoko ruled out until April after undergoing knee surgery.

Unsettled midfielder Christian Eriksen has also been linked with a move away.