Tottenham wish major flop ‘well for the future’ after exit confirmed

Gedson Fernandes TEAMtalk

Gedson Fernandes’ loan spell at Tottenham has ended with the Benfica player moving on to Galatasaray.

Fernandes became the first signing of the Jose Mourinho era last January on an 18-month loan deal, with Spurs having the option to make the move permanent for a reported £56million.

“We can confirm that midfielder Gedson Fernandes has been recalled by his parent club, Benfica,” read a Tottenham statement.

“We wish Gedson well for the future.”

Fernandes, 22, failed to make a single Premier League start in his 12 months at Spurs, with his seven appearances in the competition coming off the bench.

He made 14 appearances in total, four of them starts.

Fernandes has now joined Turkish club Galatasaray for the rest of the season.

Massive Kane boost for Spurs

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that star striker Harry Kane is “optimistic” that he can return from his latest injury setback in just two weeks.

England international Kane proved a key miss during Sunday evening’s dismal 1-0 defeat at lowly Brighton.

Serge Aurier; Harry Kane TEAMtalk

The forward missed out on the south coast after damaging both ankles in last week’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool.

Kane has undergone scans on the issues and, according to his manager, is upbeat about a swift recovery.

He will almost certainly miss successive home games against Chelsea and West Brom, as well as the FA Cup fifth-round trip to Everton.

However, he could be back to face Premier League leaders Manchester City on February 13. Read more…