Some Spurs fans react to Mourinho’s latest comments midfielder’s future

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Dom Le Roy

Some Spurs fans will certainly feel for Gedson Fernandes due to the lack of opportunities that he has had at Spurs after Jose Mourinho revealed that he is open to ending the midfielder’s loan deal prematurely.

Fernandes joined Tottenham in January of this year on an 18-month loan deal from Benfica, with Tottenham having the option of making the deal permanent for £46m.

However, Mourinho admitted in an interview to Portuguese station SPORT TV (as translated by The Express) that the club are ready to send the 21-year-old back to Benfica if the Portuguese giants want to end his loan deal.

The midfielder has made only one appearance this season for the North Londoners and did not even make the club’s Europa League squad.

Some Spurs fans insisted that Fernandes deserved more opportunities to prove himself as he had shown glimpses of quality, while others were quite happy for the loan to be terminated as they were not convinced by the midfielder.

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I do not think the club ever contemplated the possibility of paying the £46m to make the deal permanent. We were short of options in midfield last season, especially after the injury to Sissoko and Gedson was bought in as a temporary cover.

We have not seen enough of him in a Tottenham shirt to make a definitive judgement on whether he is good enough for this level. I would not be surprised to see him develop into a top player for Benfica if he gets a run of games to prove himself.

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