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Enough – Tottenham putting an end to this disappointing loan spell would be the right outcome

Tottenham s Gedson Fernandes during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Picture date: 29th August 2020. Picture credit should read: David Klein/Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK SPI-0637-0059

Why Tottenham should end Gedson Fernandes loan spell

According to Football.london, Gedson Fernandes is all set to leave Tottenham this January after hardly featuring for the club this season. The Benfica starlet joined Spurs mid-way through last season but is yet to nail down a place in the team. His loan spell was originally supposed to end at the end of this season but the club are likely to allow him to leave this month.

Fernandes has been given limited opportunities

When Tottenham signed Gedson Fernandes last season on a long-term loan, it was seen as a very good move. The youngster had impressed for Benfica in the season prior and he could play in a variety of midfield roles. It was a win-win for Spurs in every way.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 28: Gedson Fernandes of Tottenham Hotspur during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading on August 28, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Now the problem is, he has hardly been given game time. He made 12 appearances last season but he played just 61 minutes of league football in 7 appearances. Even this season, he has been given just two games. One in the EFL Cup, the other in the FA Cup with zero games in the league.

Spurs have depth in midfield and should let go of Fernandes

Spurs have quite a heavy stock of players in the midfield, with the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Giovanni Lo Celso, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks and Dele Alli all in their ranks. Even the established Alli is finding it hard to get games.

Let’s not forget, they also have the highly talented Oliver Skipp on loan at Norwich who could return and stake a claim for a spot in the side. It is pretty clear that there is no space for Gedson in the squad and Spurs are right to think about sending Fernandes back.

Gedson Fernandes of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig. (Getty Images)
Gedson Fernandes of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig. (Getty Images)

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His progress is stalling and at 22, he needs much more game time than what has been afforded to him. It’s the best decision keeping in mind the player’s future and development curve.

Spurs can afford to go through the season without Fernandes and it wouldn’t hurt them much to allow him to return to his parent club. At Benfica, he will likely get more game time and Spurs should terminate his loan deal at the earliest.

Written by Sourav Ghosh

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