Fans of Tottenham Hotspur have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relayed the comments of Benfica boss, Jorge Jesus, regarding Tottenham’s loanee midfielder, Gedson Fernandes.
According to Mais Futebol (via Sport Witness), Jesus has stated that he would welcome Fernandes, who joined Spurs on an 18-month loan deal back in January, back to Benfica ‘with open arms’ in the January transfer window.
Considering that Jose Mourinho has also been quoted as saying he would be more than happy for the £12.15 million-rated 21-year-old’s loan deal to be terminated early, as the Portugal international has played just 63 minutes of first-team football so far this season, it would appear that Fernandes’ return to his homeland is something that would suit all parties.
And, after The Spurs Express relayed Jesus’ comments on Twitter, fans of Tottenham flocked to have their say on Fernandes’ potential early departure from north London.
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So, what exactly did these Tottenham Hotspur fans have to say in reaction to Jorge Jesus’ comments?
“I feel for gedson tbh. Came to Tottenham at a really bad time where we have signed so many players with class. And he’s never been given an opportunity which has holted his career overall. Hopefully he’s learnt a lot with his time here. Sad tbh. I liked him.”
“He’ll get some hate, and we haven’t seen much of him, but he is 20-21 years old and thought he could be a long-term sissoko replacement as he develops while being better on the ball and does lots of running.”
“He’s a talented player. It’s a shame his time was wasted. I hope he goes back and does really well.”
“this guy will turn into a beast”
“Wish the young fella all the best. Just didn’t work out for either party.”
“It was a very odd signing for all concerned.”
All in all, it would appear that the vast majority of these Tottenham Hotspur fans hold no hard feelings towards Fernandes, with many wishing the midfielder all the best for his future, while others simply stated their belief that the player’s failed loan at Spurs was sad.