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Gedson Fernandes could reportedly return to Benfica early amid Tottenham struggles

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Gedson Fernandes could reportedly return to Benfica early amid Tottenham struggles

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gedson Fernandes could reportedly have his loan with the north Londoners cancelled early.

Reports in Portugal, including from A Bola and Record, claim the 21-year-old may not see out the entirety of his 18-month stint with Spurs, having featured relatively little since arriving from Benfica earlier this year.

Gedson has only made 13 first-team appearances for Spurs so far and is seemingly a victim of his own versatility.

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It seems Jose Mourinho doesn’t have complete faith in the star, who has really faded into the shadows with competition for places in midfield especially tough.

Currently ahead of him in the pecking order are Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks and Erik Lamela.

Gedson has also been tried out at right-back, but Mourinho bought Matt Doherty in the last transfer window and Serge Aurier is still getting regular minutes.

 

Supposedly Spurs and Benfica are speaking about the player, who’s played just 63 minutes against Chelsea in the EFL Cup in 2020/21.

TBR’s View – It hasn’t worked out

Gedson is going to need a huge three months at Tottenham if he is to stay at the club beyond January and earn a £45 million transfer (his reported option to buy).

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At the moment, it’s hard to see how he can even make the bench given the other options available to Mourinho.

The fact he is so versatile should have worked in his favour, but he just hasn’t built up any kind of momentum.

In all honesty, few would miss him if his loan was terminated right now, but it’d be great to see him embark on a turnaround given his potential.

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