Benfica cut Gedson Fernandes loan short at Tottenham

Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes has been recalled from his plight at Tottenham, joining Turkish club Galatasaray on loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old joined the north London club as one of Jose Mourinho’s first signings in January 2020, signing a loan deal that was supposed to keep him in the Premier League until the end of the campaign 2020/21 with an option to buy. for 50 million euros.

He failed to impress Mourinho, however, and has only made two appearances this season – in the Cup against Chelsea and Marine.

In order to ensure he plays first-team football for the remainder of the season, Benfica ended his loan six months earlier. He has joined Turkish giant Galatasaray, where he will seek to deliver on the promise he showed earlier in his career.

Tottenham made a simple farewell to the Portuguese, writing in a statement: “We can confirm that Gedson Fernandes has been recalled by his parent club.

“Good luck for the future, Gedson.”

A statement from the Turkish side said: “Galatasaray has reached an agreement on the temporary transfer of Gedson Fernandes.

“The young player, who put in a remarkable performance at Benfica, made his international debut for Portugal against Croatia on September 6, 2018. Fernandes, who played 3 goals and 7 assists in 59 games in the Portuguese representative, has caught the attention of big clubs. with his successful two-way playing in midfield, his energy and dynamism.

Gedson Fernandes, James Joyce
Gedson Fernandes is on the move again | Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

“We wish success to Gedson Fernandes, who will continue his career in the yellow-red jersey, with the Galatasaray jersey.”

In total, Fernandes made 14 appearances for Tottenham, failing to score or assist in what was ultimately a disappointing spell in England. He hopes to restore his reputation with a successful stay in Istanbul.