West Ham transfer news: Edimilson Fernandes ‘set for £8million move to Mainz’

28 May

West Ham outcast Edimilson Fernandes is set to seal an £8million move to Mainz, according to reports.

The 23-year-old made 29 Serie A appearances in a loan spell with Fiorentina as they narrowly avoided relegation in the 2018/19 season.

Edimilson Fernandes was a key member of Fiorentina’s squad in the 2018/19 season
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He is yet to play under West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini and looks set for a London Stadium exit.

The Sun claim Fernandes has agreed terms with Mainz ahead of an £8million move to the German club.

The deal would see the Hammers make a small profit on the midfielder, who joined the club for £5.5million from Sion in 2016.

Earlier this month, Franco Moretti, Fernandes’ agent, said his client had enjoyed his time in Italy.

“The boy is very happy with his experience in Fiorentina, he is very happy to be in Italy,” he said.

Edimilson Fernandes is yet to play under Manuel Pellegrini
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“At the end of the season we will meet with the owners and the coach and we will talk about the boy’s future, trying to take the best decision for everyone.

“With the new coach [Vincenzo] Montella there was immediately a good relationship. The boy is very happy.”

Pellegrini has identified Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes as his number one transfer target this summer.

The Spaniard impressed in a recent loan spell with Everton and is also believed to be attracting interest from Tottenham.

West Ham reportedly had an £18million bid for Gomes rejected by Barcelona on Monday.

West Ham news: Edimilson Fernandes joins Fiorentina on loan with option to buy

13 Aug

West Ham midfielder Edimilson Fernandes has joined Fiorentina on loan.

The Swiss international has joined for the 2018/19 campaign, though the Italians reportedly have an option to make his move permanent, should they choose to.

Fernandes cost West Ham £5m

The 22-year-old has been displaced at West Ham after they signed Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez this summer.

He made just 16 appearances in an injury-hit season at the London Stadium in 2017/18 after originally joining from FC Sion in 2016.

Fiorentina finished eighth in Serie A last season and have signed Fernandes as they look to build on that position.

His ‘option to buy clause’ is understood to be in the region of £7m.