West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur have both been battling to sign Gedson Fernandes from Benfica.

West Ham United fans have been left furious that Gedson Fernandes looks set to sign for Tottenham Hotspur.

West Ham had been the front runners to land the Benfica midfielder for the month so far, but it seems that Tottenham have beaten them to the punch at the last minute.

Sky Sports suggest that Fernandes is now very close to signing for Spurs.

And West Ham fans are annoyed to have lost out in the battle for the midfielder to one of their biggest rivals.

Tottenham can offer Fernandes Champions League football and are currently positioned above West Ham in the Premier League table this season.

Spurs may not have been at their best, but they are still eight places above West Ham in the standings.

Fernandes could have a direct route into Tottenham’s team at the moment.

Jose Mourinho’s men are desperately short of options in midfield, and Fernandes could take a slot in front of Tottenham’s back four soon after he arrives.

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