Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes has completed his medical ahead of his move to Tottenham.
A formal announcement on his move is expected in the next 24 hours.
Gedson will join on an 18-month loan deal, and Tottenham have an option to buy for £56m
hang on a minute... There’s a player called Pizza!!!???? He could really help fill our squad out!! Order him immediately!!Looking a little bit deeper into Gedson, he actually played a ton last year for Benfica. It's a little confusing, because he's only listed as playing in 23 league games at Benfica, but he actually made 46 appearances across all competitions for Benfica last season (League, UCL, Europa, and the two Portuguese domestic cups).
Ruben Dias led the team with 55 and the only others who made more appearances than Gedson were the GK, Grimaldo/Almeida (starting FBs), Pizza (Portuguese league player of the season in 2017), and Seferovic (leading scorer). Gedson even made one more appearance than Joao Felix. Seems like he just really fell out with the new manager and didn't fit the plans.
You're absolutely right. Lived in Brazil and now live in Portugal, they are almost like separate languages.I think there are significant differences in portugese and brazilian portugese. As far as i know only people in Rio speak european portugese. In the rest of Brazil the pronunciation is very different.
So therefore a brazilian Gomes is pronounced different than an european Gomes.
I think the "s" in Fernandes is more like "sh" because it's european portugese. Gomes with "s" and not "sh" because it's brazilian.
I could also be completely wrong ;-)
For that Gomes, we were wrong. Because he was Brazilian it would have been Go-mez. So you're right.I thought the Portugese 's' was pronounced more or less how we would? It was the same when we had Gomes in goal, some people wrongly pronounced it as "Gomesh".
Did you use to go to the Brasil spurs meeting at the lord Jim pub ?You're absolutely right. Lived in Brazil and now live in Portugal, they are almost like separate languages.
Portuguese is Por-too-geysh
Brazilian Portuguese is Por-tu-geyzz
Although as you say people from Rio (cariocas) have a similar sshhh sound.
FFS, I’m gutted. Think of all the extras we could have got with him!Hahahha unfortunately I got autocorrected there and his name is actually Pizzi.