West Ham midfielder Edimilson Fernandes has all but slammed the door shut on his West Ham career by admitting he wants to stay at Fiorentina beyond his current loan deal with them.
The 22-year-old midfielder agreed to join the Serie A side on a season-long loan earlier this month, as confirmed by the Hammers’ official site, and has already shared that he doesn’t want to return to the London Stadium.
Fernandes when being unveiled by Fiorentina in a press conference shared that he was aiming to work hard while on loan with the club as he wanted to stay at the club beyond this season.
“I’m here on loan, but I want to work hard even if it was only for a year,” said the 22-year-old midfielder, as quoted by Tuttomercatoweb.
“I would like to stay “.
While the midfielder was no doubt aiming to endear himself quickly with Fiorentina supporters, he didn’t need to share his desire to secure a permanent move.
The decision to do so shows that Fernandes has already effectively slammed the door shut on the idea of returning to the Hammers once his loan spell ends in order to secure a regular place in Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
The Hammers youngster could simply have done a generic statement when being unveiled by Fiorentina by just revealing that he would work hard and do his best for his new side while avoiding the subject of his long-term future if he so wished.
Yet his admission clearly means that as far as he concerned his future isn’t in London.
This is disappointing news as why the midfielder may not have been in Pellegrini’s plans for this season, he previously showed enough in his past 48 appearances for the Hammers that he could have a bright future in the Premier League.
Fernandes only really found himself slip down the pecking order at the Hammers as he constantly suffered set-backs due to injuries.
However clearly the 22-year-old’s mind is made up and will no doubt aim to convince Fiorentina to purchase his services once his loan deal ends by performing well for them following his latest admission.