Despite his brief spell in North London, Tottenham midfielder Gedson Fernandes has already caught the eye of former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson, who has been impressed at how quickly he has adapted to life in England, describing him as a ‘top player.’
The 21-year-old, who joined from Benfica on an initial 18-month loan deal in January, has made nine appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side – starting twice, including the first leg Champions League tie against RB Leipzig.
Fernandes is yet to start in the Premier League, having to settle with four appearances off the bench, but has been bright in the minutes he has played.
Spurs have the option to sign the midfielder when his loan deal expires at the end of the 2020-2021 campaign – and Robinson reckons that Fernandes could be a big player for Mourinho in the coming months.
The ex-England shotstopper, who won the League Cup with Tottenham in 2007-2008, told the Football Insider: “I think he is a top player. He has not had enough time to have a massive impact on the squad. A young player that has adapted quickly in the small time that we have seen of him.”
“Jose needs to put his own touch on the Spurs squad. It is a very unbalanced squad and they are heavily overloaded in certain positions.
“A two-year loan is a different one but Fernandes may have been brought in by Mourinho to address the imbalance in the squad.”
“It is a very talented squad but they are light in some areas and Mourinho needs to be given time and a transfer window to correct that.”