According to Portuguese publication O Jogo (as relayed by Sport Witness), Gedson Fernandes looks set to be on his way to Benfica next month with his 18-month loan deal at Tottenham set to be terminated early.
Fernandes joined Spurs last January with the North Londoners having the option to make the deal permanent for £46m at the end of his 18-month spell.
However, the midfielder’s spell at Spurs has not gone according to with the 21-year-old failing to force his way into Jose Mourinho’s plans.
The Benfica product has only made just a solitary appearance in all competitions so far this season and did not even make the club’s Europa League squad for the group stage.
Jose Mourinho has hinted that Spurs would let Fernandes return to Portugal in January if Benfica want him back (Football.London).
It now looks like the midfielder is on his way back to his parent club with O Jogo claiming Fernandes’ comeback “is being agreed” with Tottenham.
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Fernandes was clearly brought in as an emergency option due to our injuries last season. I suspect Mourinho and Tottenham never really considered him as a potential long-term option. Looking at how sparingly Carlos Vinicius is being used at the moment, it looks like the Brazilian is also likely to be nothing more than a stop-gap and is likely to return to Portugal at the end of the season.
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