Spurs midfielder Gedson Fernandes has been linked with a move to Serie A club Torino recently and considering his lack of game time with the North London club, Daniel Levy should allow him to go back to Benfica so he can then move on to Italy.
The 22-year-old has failed to make a single appearance in the Premier League this season and was also left out of Jose Mourinho’s Europa League squad, so it seems clear that the former Real Madrid boss does not feel that the midfielder is of a high enough quality to be a regular in his team.
Whilst he did feature in the FA Cup win against Marine recently, Torino’s reported interest represents an excellent opportunity for Spurs to cut short his disappointing loan spell, and send him back to Benfica, which could also open up an opportunity for another loan player to be brought in.
The 22-year-old is reportedly earning £55k-per-week whilst on loan with Spurs and given that he has been with the North London club for 53 weeks now, Daniel Levy and the Tottenham board have shelled out nearly £3 million in wages for his services.
You could certainly suggest this money has gone down the drain, considering his most memorable moment in a Tottenham shirt to date was perhaps his awful penalty in the FA Cup defeat against Norwich City last season.
Fernandes would feature in just 63 minutes of Premier League action last season and now that Spurs have added Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in midfield, as well as Tanguy Ndombele establishing himself as a regular in Mourinho’s side, it seems extremely unlikely that he will feature in the top-flight any time soon.
Therefore, Spurs should certainly consider ending his loan spell early, as whilst he may not be currently good enough for Mourinho’s side, the £12.15 million-rated midfielder deserves the chance to play regular football elsewhere, something he could perhaps achieve with Torino in Italy, and such a move could get him off the wage bill tooo