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Report: Mourinho admits that youngster could leave Tottenham in January

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that the loan spell of Gedson Fernandes could end in January, as reported by The Express.

The Portugal international joined the Lilywhites in January on an 18-month loan deal from Benfica. He has so far been hardly convincing and made only seven Premier League appearances to date.

He has only made one appearance for the North London club this season and has yet to register a full 90 minutes whilst in England.

Whilst Fernandes did show potential whilst in Portugal, it appears that he is not yet ready for the intensity of the Premier League. At 21-years-old, he is still young and could blossom into a shining star in the future.

It would be best for all parties involved for his loan spell to be terminated in January. Ending the deal may also give Fernandes a better chance of making the Portugal squad ahead of the European Championships next year.

“For me, it is never a problem, but a solution,” the Portuguese said of Fernandes’ said Mourinho.

“Having him in the squad, even if he is not called up and not playing, is an extremely comfortable situation.

“I will never be the one to push him or say that I don’t want him here. But I understand the situation of the kid and Benfica.

“If the club wants to end the relationship here, we will be here to collaborate, because we want the good of the player. Benfica has the power to decide and will be accepted by us.”

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