Some Tottenham fans on social media admitted that they feel bad for Gedson Fernandes due to the lack of opportunities he had in North London after the club confirmed that he was recalled by Benfica.
Fernandes initially arrived at Tottenham a little over a year ago on an 18-month loan spell but his time in England has been cut short, with the midfielder instead having joined Turkish giants Galatasaray.
The 22-year-old arrived at Tottenham with plenty of promise but did not get a run of consistent games to show his qualities.
The temporary suspension of the Premier League season last year due to the pandemic did not help the Portugal Under-21 international.
The fact that Jose Mourinho decided to leave him out of the Europa League squad for the group stages due to issues with fulfilling the foreign-trained player limit was an additional blow to Fernandes’ chances of getting game time.
Some Spurs fans on social media admitted that they would have liked to see more of the midfielder.
Shame it didn’t work out. Best of luck for the future Gedson !!!
— Zenski (@Zenski3) February 1, 2021
What a pointless loan! https://t.co/DaNjzoL6Xu
— Den Dennis (@przypadek40) February 1, 2021
We wasted a year of his career, good luck https://t.co/zQQpzh28Tf
— 13/33 Points (@HOESAYOUT) February 1, 2021
Won’t lie, still unsure what position this guy plays and I watched every game he played and saw him live https://t.co/aivU60JiuI
— Harrison (@HarrisonCOYS) February 1, 2021
You know it's bad when the highlight of their time at the club were a couple of pre-season games against Ipswich, Reading and Birmingham. https://t.co/6x1Gjq1Lo6
— 𝗢𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿 (@FootballOllie) February 1, 2021
There is a player in there somewhere, but he’s a long way off what we need right now. Disappointed it didn’t work out but this is best for all parties. https://t.co/Ao5NGm12Z2
— Chris (@spurslogic_) February 1, 2021
I wonder how he would have developed if Covid wasn’t a thing. Brought in as an emergency Sissoko replacement after his injury but ended up being pretty pointless https://t.co/cPiffxA7ws
— LifeOfTy__ (@LifeOfTy__) February 1, 2021
Tough time for him at spurs. best of luck in the future Gedson https://t.co/FoUxDEm5pC
— Ryan Matthews (@Ryan_Matt98) February 1, 2021
Just reminds me of of Giovani dos Santos…. Great potential just never got to see it.
— K (@KevinJanes17) February 1, 2021
It’s a shame it didn’t work out with Gedson. Wish I could always see players do well when they come to Spurs but it is what it is. Wish him luck for the future and move on, don’t be nasty.
— Harriet. (@harrietbrn) February 1, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
One of the reasons we signed Gedson on loan is probably due to our injury issues last season. I doubt we would have signed him if Sissoko had not picked up an injury and I suspect the club never indented to activate the permanent clause in his contract.
Some Spurs fans seem to be convinced that Fernandes was simply not good enough but I do not think we saw enough of him to make that judgement. I would not be surprised if he goes on to have a successful career at the top level.
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