According to a report by Portuguese news outlet A Bola, via Sports Mole, Tottenham could be set to offload 2020 loan signing Gedson Fernandes back to his parent club Benfica after he was omitted from Jose Mourinho’s Europa League squad.
Fernandes, who was signed in January on an 18-month loan deal to provide midfield cover whilst testing out a potential star of the future, has found life difficult in north London recently.
Fernandes back to Benfica?
Mourinho refused to name him in Spurs’ 24-man squad along with fellow outcasts Paulo Gazzaniga and Danny Rose, leaving Fernandes on the periphery of Tottenham’s team. Reports have now emerged from Portugal that he will more than likely return to his parent club, with Levy now looking like he’ll offload one of his first signings of 2020.
Described as a ‘Mourinho version of Harry Winks‘ by talkSPORT host Adrian Durham, the Tottenham manager hasn’t exactly supported that tag with the game-time he has given to Fernandes.
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According to WhoScored, the 21-year-old played a total of just 63 minutes over seven Premier League substitute appearances; and judging by this latest update, Mourinho clearly doesn’t rate him too highly.
The manager also claimed it was ‘difficult‘ for Fernandes to adapt upon his first English top-flight match, with the youngster possessing bags of potential but arguably not enough to warrant a permanent deal.
His reputation on the continent motivated Levy to pursue a loan deal in order to test the youngster as a future option, but after nearly a year, it looks as if Fernandes could be going back to his homeland.
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