Gedson Fernandes could end his loan spell with Tottenham and return to Benfica in January, according to Jose Mourinho.
The 21-year-old midfielder joined Spurs on an 18-month loan last January. The Londoners have the option to buy Gedson at the end of his loan, but that is looking increasingly unlikely.
Gedson is not in Tottenham’s Europa League squad and hasn’t played a single minute of Premier League football this term. His only game time has come in the EFL Cup, in which he played 63 minutes against Chelsea.
And Mourinho – who initially seemed to be a fan of Gedson but appears to have given up on the Portugal Under-21 international – says he is open to cutting the loan short. The next opportunity to do so is in January.
“For me, it is never a problem, but a solution,” Mourinho told Sport TV (as relayed by the Daily Express). “Having him in the squad, even if he is not called up and not playing, is an extremely comfortable situation.
“I will never be the one to push him or say that I don’t want him here. But I understand the situation of the kid and Benfica.
“If the club wants to end the relationship here, we will be here to collaborate, because we want the good of the player. Benfica has the power to decide and will be accepted by us.”
With the likes of Dele Alli and Steven Bergwijn struggling to make the matchday squad in recent weeks, there is surely no real hope for Gedson to be a success at Spurs.
The youngster is a hard worker but lacks the sufficient quality to make it at the top of the Premier League.