Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been discussing Gedson Fernandes and his current situation at the north London club.
This comes after Gold recently uploaded a video on his YouTube channel where he went through a variety of subjects connected to Jose Mourinho’s side.
On the subject of Fernandes, Gold had this to say on the midfielder.
He said: “I do believe [Spurs will] have a chat with Benfica about the Gedson Fernandes loan. It’s been a bit of a disaster, I do feel sorry for the kid.
“He’s got a hell of a lot of potential, but he’s a player without a position, hasn’t really come in and done what they’d hoped, not registered in Europa League, not even looking like he’s getting near to a Premier League squad.
“I’m pretty sure I remember being told in the summer one of the issues was that it was quite an expensive loan deal, so why would Benfica want to come out of it, as it were? But I’m sure they’ll have a chat with Benfica anyway and just say, ‘look, if we can end it six months early you get your player back’ and maybe the same with the finances, they come to a mutual agreement because it’s not good for the player, either.
“It’d be interesting to see what happens with that, but I can’t see any logic unfortunately to keeping him for the rest of season unless there is a massive injury crisis.”
Do you expect Fernandes to play for Spurs again this season?
Spurs signed the 21-year-old on an 18-month loan deal back in the previous January transfer window.
Last season, the midfielder made 13 appearances for Tottenham across the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League but failed to score a goal or provide an assist in any of those appearances.
So far this season, Fernandes has only made one appearance for Spurs which came during their Carabao Cup win over Chelsea back in September (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments on Fernandes…
It’s clear to see from looking at his record for Spurs since arriving in England that his loan move hasn’t been particularly successful for the midfield man.
With Fernandes having been left out of Spurs’ Europa League squad for this season and the fact that he has yet to play a minute of action in the Premier League, this says to us that opportunities to play will be sparse this season, which won’t be ideal for him.