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Benfica manager Jorge Jesus has revealed that he would welcome Tottenham loan officer Gedson Fernandes back to his club ‘with open arms’ in January.
The midfielder has appeared in just 13 games for Spurs since reaching an 18-month loan agreement in January. Nor has he managed to register a single goal or assist in that time.
So far this campaign, Gedson he has played just 63 minutes of the Carabao Cup win against Chelsea in September.
As a consequence of his lack of playing time, José Mourinho is open to allowing the young man to return to Portugal much earlier than planned.
And it seems that Jesus is also interested in the idea.
According to But soccer (quoted by Sports witness), Jesus said, “I don’t know Gedson very well. His two years were when I was out of Portugal.
“He was loaned to Tottenham, I don’t know why. I know he doesn’t play for Tottenham. If Benfica wants him back and the player is interested in coming back, I will welcome him with open arms.
“For him not to play for Tottenham and not play for Benfica, it would be better if he did not play for Benfica.”
The Spurs spent just over £ 4 million on Gedson’s loan, which appears, at first glance, to have been a waste of money.
Mourinho seemed to realize that the player was not at the height of the physicist of English football.
Now it seems certain that the best deal for both parties would be for Gedson to return home.
Spurs and United want a Serie A star
Manchester United and Tottenham are among the clubs interested in Nikola Milenkovic, according to a report.
Milenkovic has established himself as a key player for Fiorentina, where he has made 100 appearances in Serie A since joining in 2017.
The 23-year-old appears poised to take a step towards a bigger club, with reports recently suggesting that Tottenham might do something for him in January.
According to The nation (via Inside Soccer), however, are not the only suitors of the defender. Man Utd is also on the hunt.
Milenkovic was regularly mentioned as a target for the Red Devils in the summer of 2019. Those ties have faded a bit since then, but the Italian newspaper claims the option is still very much alive. Read more…