‘It is a sad situation’ – Mourinho confirms Gedson Fernandes could leave

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese Updated: 19 May 2021 16:43 CEST 2 min read
‘It is a sad situation’ – Mourinho confirms Gedson Fernandes could leave

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has once again confirmed that midfield outcast Gedson Fernandes could leave the club in January.

The 21-year-old joined in January on an 18-month loan with the option to make the deal permanent.

However, he has struggled badly at White Hart Lane and has not played a minute of league or European football this season.

Mourinho said last month that Gedson could return to Benfica or move elsewhere in January, and he has again confirmed this is the case.

“If he remains at the club from January? I cannot answer you,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“I truly believe that we have to respect the player and Benfica. The player because he deserves all our respect and Benfica because as a friendly club deserves our respect.

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  • “What they decide is fundamental and what they decide will prevail.

    “These six months have become really, really bad for us and for him.

    “The situation is sad because he was out of the Europa League list.

    “To be out of these nine matches I believe that breaks confidence levels and even dynamics and routines and was very bad for him.

    “Since he arrived, he didn’t miss one single minute of one training session. So even in low levels of happiness and motivation he is managing to be a very good professional.

    “Hopefully better days will come for him and they will come for sure, with us or without us, but better days will come for sure.”

    Tottenham face Leicester City in the Premier League at home on Sunday.