The Hammers bought Fernandes from Swiss outfit FC Sion in 2016 for a fee of £5.5 million, according to The Guardian, but he struggled to build on a promising start to life in the Premier League, suffering from the sacking of Slaven Bilic just over a year later.
And, after falling out of favour, the 23-year-old was sent out on loan to Fiorentina with an option to buy for around £7 million (talkSPORT).
Considering that Fernandes has started 22 Serie A games this season, his importance at the club rising since Vincenzo Montella returned as manager last month, it would be no surprise if he was offered the chance to stay at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
And it seems that Fernandes would jump at such an opportunity.
"The boy is very happy with his experience in Fiorentina, he is very happy to be in Italy,” agent Franco Moretti said.
“At the end of the season we will meet with the owners and the coach and we will talk about the boy's future, trying to take the best decision for everyone.
“With the new coach Montella there was immediately a good relationship. The boy is very happy.”
With West Ham seemingly looking elsewhere as they aim to reinforce their options in central midfield, it seems unlikely that Manuel Pellegrini sees Fernandes as a key part of his plans going forward.
So The Hammers could be in line for a £2 million profit.
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