Edimilson Fernandes has left West Ham permanently, the club’s official website confirms. Fernandes joins Mainz for an undisclosed fee.
Last summer, Manuel Pellegrini decided to let Fernandes spend the season on loan at Fiorentina. He did not do enough in pre-season to convince Pellegrini to use him in the squad.
Edimilson Fernandes at Fiorentina
During his season in Italy, the Switzerland international failed to live up to expectations. Fiorentina had an option to buy but opted against exercising it.
After Fiorentina turned down the chance to sign him, Fernandes faced an uncertain future. But before he heads for UEFA Nations League duty, he has sorted out his future.
The 23-year-old has signed for Bundesliga side Mainz. The Sun recently broke this story, claiming that West Ham would receive £8m for the midfielder.
Fernandes leaves West Ham after 48 first-team appearances and one goal. But Hammers fans now want to see a new central midfielder brought in with these new funds.
Andre Gomes has been linked (Sky Sports News) and plenty of supporters want the Barcelona playmaker. Here are several tweets from West Ham fans after Fernandes’ sale was announced.
People complaining that we sold him are the same people complaining that we aren’t bidding enough for Gomes🙄
— Danny Mac (@DannyMcA32) June 3, 2019
Looking like the rumours are true on the budget sell first to compete. Cannot spend big 1 season and think that is job done. I wait to judge fully until end of the window.
— Michael Oaks (@mikoaks) June 3, 2019
Now spend the money getting a cm in 🙌
— will earle (@willearle_) June 3, 2019
We can’t be letting a promising young midfielder go without replacing him. I beg we go all out for gomes
— Jake (@JELC1505) June 3, 2019
Understandable considering the club are looking to bring in funds. Just hope when they do recruit it’s not old players but younger players with their best years ahead of them. Let’s hope come the end of the window we aren’t left disappointed.
— William Field (@wilfield71) June 3, 2019
Best be getting Gomes now no excuses
— MARNZ™️ (@D_Marnz) June 3, 2019