Date: 14th March 2017 at 6:00pm
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West Ham midfielder Edimilson Fernandes has revealed the speed at which his move to the Hammers happened in the summer. The Swiss starlet moved from FC Sion for an undisclosed fee in August.

Speaking to Swiss publication Blick, the 20 year old explained how in the space of a few days he went from knowing nothing about the interest from the Hammers to becoming a West Ham player:

“Imagine this: I had not heard anything concrete. And they tell me to get on the plane immediately! I’m not ready yet, was my first thought. But then everything went ultra fast.”

“The first interview with coach Slaven Bilic was on the same evening, who asked me if I could start the next day. But I did not even have my football boots! Still I did the first training. Then the medical check. And the signature under the contract until 2020. That was almost a shock!”

Fernandes has performed impressively during the appearances he has made so far for the Hammers. He has featured in 22 matches this campaign, and he has made seven starts already in the first team.

The midfielder’s quick rise to prominence has also been reflected at international level where he made his senior debut in a World Cup qualifier for Switzerland against the Faroe Islands back in November. Fernandes came on as a second half substitute during the match, coming on for Valentin Stocker in the 69th minute, as the Swiss sealed a 2-0 win to top Group B.

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