Benfica manager Jorge Jesus has expressed his bemusement about Gedson Fernandes’ loan move to Tottenham Hotspur.
The midfielder has been with Spurs since January 2020, and is supposed to be with the club until the end of the 2020/21 season.
But recently, there has been some talk about Fernandes potentially heading back to his parent club early having hardly played.
He’s made just 13 appearances for the club so far, and in 2020/21 has routinely missed out on matchday squads, making just one appearance against Chelsea in the EFL Cup back in September.
Jose Mourinho recently described the situation as ‘sad’, but is seemingly open to the 21-year-old returning to Benfica early.
In the eyes of Jesus, who became the club’s manager in the summer, the move has been a strange one.
He said (via A Bola): “I don’t know Gedson very well. His two years were when I was out of Portugal.
“He was loaned to Tottenham, I don’t know why. I know he doesn’t play at Tottenham. If Benfica want him back and the player is interested in returning, I will welcome him with open arms.”
TBR’s View – Gedson loan has to end early
It would be a major surprise if Gedson did not return to Benfica by the end of January.
Clearly Mourinho would rather turn to several other players before the 21-year-old, and there is no point him being at the club if he isn’t at least making matchday squads reguarly.
It would suit all parties if Gedson headed back to Portugal, and hopefully the player can get a move that will allow him to express himself.