ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham have submitted an offer for Benfica ace Gedson Fernandes.

Sky Sports claimed last night that the Hammers were keen on signing the 20-year-old sensation.

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Gedson Fernandes (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

Fernandes is one of the most highly sought-after young players in world football. And if West Ham manage to sign him, it would be a real coup for the east London outfit.

Reliable Hammers insider ExWHUemployee claims that West Ham are trying to move quickly with this one…

Sky Sports claimed that West Ham were keen on an 18-month loan deal for the 20-year-old, however.

 

So it remains unclear as to what the east London club have actually offered Benfica.

Sky Sports also suggest that Manchester United are interested in Fernandes too.

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Gedson Fernandes (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

It seems as though the Hammers are leading the race for the young Portuguese’s signature, however.

And what a signing he could turn out to be for them.

He’s young, energetic, has exceptional technical ability, and also isn’t afraid to perform the less glamorous roles.

Fernandes always gets stuck in, and he seems to possess all of the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League.

And bringing in a player like the young Portuguese ace really would get the fans back onside with the board.

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