Tottenham have signed Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes on an 18-month loan deal, to become Jose Mourinho's first signing as manager.
A club statement read: "We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement for the 18-month loan of Gedson Fernandes from Benfica with an option to make the transfer permanent.
"The midfielder will wear the number 30 shirt for the remainder of this season."
"I'm very happy to be here today -- I make my dream a reality," Fernandes said.
"For me, it's...
Lamela and Lo Celso recall Spurs' FA Cup glory behind the genius of fellow Argentines Villa and Ardiles
LONDON -- What if Jose Mourinho were a football romantic after all?
The Tottenham manager used his programme notes prior to his side's 2-1 win over Middlesbrough in an FA Cup third-round replay to write about how he watched on television as a spellbound teenager when Ricky Villa's famous solo goal inspired Spurs to victory over Coventry City in the 1981 final.
Along with Ossie Ardiles, Villa was one of two Argentinian midfielders in the Tottenham team at Wembley that day, and for the club's first...