Gedson Fernandes became Jose Mourinho’s first signing as head coach at Tottenham when he brought the midfielder to North London.
Tottenham reportedly paid Benfica an initial fee of £3.8 million to take the 21-year-old on an 18-month loan deal (Football.London) which included the option to make the deal permanent for £42.76million (Sky Sports).
Last month, Portuguese news outlet A Bola claimed that both clubs have agreed to terminate the loan deal this month.
Gedson was left out of Tottenham’s 25-man Europa League squad and has only featured in one match this season, a 63-minute display in the Carabao Cup win against Chelsea in September and has failed to be named in any subsequent squad (transfermarkt).
CalcioMercatoWeb claim that AC Milan are interested in the player but have been told that Benfica are planning to keep him within their squad for the remainder of the season upon his return.
Benfica boss Jorge Jesus is said to hold the Portuguese Under-21 international in high regard and instead wants Gedson to have more stability by remaining at the Liga Nos club following his unsuccessful time in London.
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