Tottenham midfielder to have loan cut short amid Torino interest
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gedson Fernandes is set to go out on loan to Torino this month, according to reports.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Benfica midfielder is set to have his loan spell at Spurs cut short this month, and then go out on loan to Torino.
The Portuguese midfielder's move to Spurs has not worked out for anyone involved, with him being starved of any sort of minutes, and it is understandable, as Fernandes has not shown that he is Premier League quality.
It wouldn't be surprising to see him return to Benfica in the summer, as Spurs are not keen to make his signing permanent, but Di Marzio is claiming that Torino are keen to take him on loan in January, taking him off Spurs' books as soon as possible.
Whilst the financial details are not specified in the report, it will potentially be a like-for-like swap of clubs for the midfielder, with him remaining on Benfica's wage bill, only going out on loan.
He is practically seventh choice when it comes to midfield options for Mourinho, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko all being ahead of him in the pecking order.
Fernandes has not featured in the Premier League this season, only playing twice this season, once in the FA Cup and once in the Carabao Cup.
Last season he was used more in all competitions, but Mourinho could not find the right place to play him, deploying him in numerous positions, including right midfield, central midfield, and even at right-back.