Report: West Ham United's Edmilson Fernandes set to join Fiorentina; medical scheduled for Sunday

Edmilson Fernandes of West Ham United (L) celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Dimitri Payet of West Ham United (R) during the EFL Cup fourth round match between West Ham United...

West Ham United’s Edmilson Fernandes has been linked with Fiorentina.

Edmilson Fernandes of West Ham United (L) celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Dimitri Payet of West Ham United (R) during the EFL Cup fourth round match between West Ham United...

According to a report by Gianluca Di Marzio, Fiorentina have reached an agreement with West Ham United to sign midfielder Edmilson Fernandes on a season-long loan.

The Italian report claims the initial loan fee will be in the region of £900,000, with an option to buy the player outright for £8 million. Moreover, the player is said to be set to have his medical in Florence on Sunday.

West Ham are looking to trim the squad after bringing in a host of players this summer, with Carlos Sanchez and Jack Wilshire arriving to bolster the midfield area.

 

Newly-appointed manager Manuel Pellegrini has been backed heavily in the transfer market as the east London club have spent over £99m.

Fernandes arrived at West Ham in the summer of 2016 and has since gone on to make over 40 Premier League appearances for the club, including 28 in his debut campaign. Last season Fernandes found himself mostly out of the first-team picture for the majority of the campaign, starting just a handful of matches. The 22-year-old has just two years left on his contract at West Ham.

Edimilson Fernandes of West Ham United (R) comes on for Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United L) during the Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KCOM Stadium on...

 

 

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