Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes is expected to have a medical at Tottenham on Monday before a 18-month advance to the Premier League club.
Fernandes had been focused by West Ham however has selected rather to join Jose Mourinho at Spurs.
If he passes the medical, the 21-year-old will turn into Mourinho’s first signing as Tottenham manager.
“I am waiting for news,” Mourinho said on Monday. “I don’t want to talk about a Benfica player.”
It is comprehended Tottenham will have a choice to buy Fernandes when his advance arrangement with the Premier League club terminates in 2021.
His appearance will be a lift for Mourinho, who has lost captain Harry Kane and powerful midfielder Moussa Sissoko to long-term damage.