Jose Mourinho has hinted that Tottenham midfielder Gedson Fernandes could play as a right-back this season after impressing the Spurs boss against Ipswich Town.
The Londoners ran out 3-0 winners over League One side Ipswich in Saturday’s pre-season friendly thanks to Ryan Sessegnon’s opener and a Son Heung-min brace.
Gedson started the game as a right wing-back, filling the role Serge Aurier usually takes up.
But with Aurier being linked with a move away from the club – AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen are both reportedly keen, according to Sky Sports – Mourinho will either need to bring in a new right-back or find a solution from within.
And it looks like Mourinho could be willing to persist with Gedson on the right flank, if his post-Ipswich comments are anything to go by.
“Gedson played right-back for the first time and he was really, really good,” Mourinho told Spurs’ official website. “In the first half we had some very good combinations.”
Gedson joined from Benfica back in January on an 18-month loan, and so the 21-year-old will be a Tottenham player until next summer at least.
Despite a couple of decent moments, Gedson wasn’t perfect against Ipswich, often turning back instead of getting to the by-line. In truth, Spurs should still be looking at buying a new right-back.