‘Not to play is sad’ – Spurs star’s father hints that his son could leave North London

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Dom Le Roy

Gedson Fernandes’ father has been quoted in the Portuguese media saying that he is disappointed by his son’s lack of game time at Tottenham this season.

The midfielder moved to North London in the January of this year on an 18-month loan deal, with Spurs having the option to buy him permanently for £46m.

The 21-year-old was thought of as an extremely promising talent when he arrived and would have been hoping that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would be the ideal platform for him to continue his development.

However, the move has not quite gone according to plan for Fernandes, who has only made one appearance for the club this season in the EFL fourth-round win over Chelsea on penalties.

Jose Mourinho admitted last week that he is open to cutting the Portugal Under-21 international’s loan deal short and allowing him to return to Benfica if the Primeira Liga club want him back ( SPORT TV via The Express).

The midfielder’s father, Edson Fernandes, has now admitted that the spell at Spurs has been a disappointing one for his son.

He told Antena1 (as relayed by Desporto): “My wish is for him to play, whether at Benfica, Sporting, FC Porto or another team.

“He went to Tottenham to play, because at Benfica he also played little. Going there not to play is sad.”

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