It has been confirmed that Edimilson Fernandes has permanently left West Ham United to join 1. FSV Mainz 05.
The 23-year-old midfielder moved for an undisclosed fee three years after joining West Ham from FC Sion.
Fernandes totaled 48 appearances in claret and blue, with his standout moment undoubtedly being his Man of the Match performance from right wing-back and winning goal in the Carabao Cup against Chelsea – which was the only time he hit the back of the net for West Ham.
He spent the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Fiorentina where he started 23 times and made six more appearances from the bench in the league, scoring twice as La Viola avoided relegation by three points.
His future club were a lot more comfortable, finishing 15 points clear of the relegation playoff and 11 behind a spot in the Europa League qualifiers.
It is believed that the money generated from the Fernandes sale will go towards signing André Gomes, who Manuel Pellegrini sees as a must buy to take the club forward having finished 10th.
Fernandes’ time in East London was relatively short-lived, but he never put in a bad performance in a West Ham shirt and will be fondly remembered by many of the club’s supporters.