Gedson Fernandes’ father rues lack of playing time at Tottenham Hotspur
The 21-year-old arrived at Tottenham on an eighteen-month loan deal in the January transfer window earlier this year. However, he has never quite been able to carve out a place in the side under Mourinho.
Gedson made just 12 appearances in the second half of the last season. His fortunes have taken a turn for the worse in the current campaign, however, with Mourinho using him just one time across all competitions. (h/t Transfermarkt)
Competition for places has been intense at Tottenham in the middle of the park with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg arriving in the summer and Tanguy Ndombele rediscovering his form. Add to it, the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Giovani Lo Celso and Harry Winks, and it is easy to see why the 21-year-old Fernandes hasn’t been getting minutes on the pitch.
His father, however, isn’t entirely happy with the situation, claiming that Gedson not playing regularly saddens him as regular playing time is why he left Benfica in the first place.
“He went to Tottenham to play, because at Benfica he also played little. Going there not to play is sad.”
Fernandes also added that he would be happy to see his son play, be it at Benfica or rivals Porto or Sporting or any other club.
“My desire is for him to play, whether at Benfica, Sporting, FC Porto or another team.”
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Things haven’t gone as per plans for Gedson Fernandes at Tottenham. And, Mourinho recently hinted at the possibility that his loan deal might be cut short in January.