Gedson Fernandes stay at Tottenham could be cut short in January.
The midfielder moved to Spurs on an 18-month deal from Benfica last January but has struggled to make an impression under Jose Mourinho. Last season the Portuguese under-23 international; made 12 appearances in all competitions, but he has been restricted to just 63 minutes so far in the current campaign, against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
The loan arrangement included a €50 million (£45 million) option to buy, but it now seems highly unlikely that Spurs will take exercise that. Now it is reported that there are talks between the two clubs about him being allowed to return to Lisbon.
Fernandes was not included in Tottenham’s Premier League squad, which was announced on Tuesday, having ben excluded from their Europa League squad as well.
The 21-year old has played at every level for Portugal, and has two caps for the senior national side,
He made his Premier League debt in the home draw against Watford in January.
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