West Ham midfielder Edimilson Fernandes is willing to make his loan move to Fiorentina permanent in the summer, according to his agent.

The Hammers signed the midfielder from Swiss outfit FC Sion in 2016 for a fee worth £5.5m and appeared to settle into life in the Premier League relatively well.

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Fernandes made 48 appearances for the club during that time before being sent out on loan to Fiorentina in the summer.

The 23-year-old has been a regular in the heart of the midfield for the Serie A side, with Fiorentina having the option of making the move permanent this summer for £7m.

And Fernandes’ agent, Franco Moretti, talking to Viola News, cited by HITC, admitted the Switzerland international is happy in Italy, hinting at a permanent move away from London.

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

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 Montella there was immediately a good relationship. The boy is very happy.

It looks as if a full-time move away for Fernandes is extremely likely, especially with Manuel Pellegrini already identifying midfield reinforcements for next season.

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