Anyone who watched Gedson Fernandes during his loan spell with Tottenham will know it was simply a move that didn’t work for any party.
The midfielder barely got any game time during his time at the club, and for that reason both Tottenham and the player were happy to end their association come January.
He eventually ended up at Turkish side Galatasaray, where he has been a regular under Fatih Terim.
That’s led to some questions in the Turkish media as the player hasn’t exactly been shining, and FotoMac provide a reason for it now.
The newspaper states that Terim ‘did not hesitate’ to leave out the star names in his team in favour of Fernandes, who despite ‘criticism of his ineffective football’ continues to appear in the first team.
This was confusing for many, but they have learned that his constant appearances may actually be due to a clause in his contract.
According to their information, there is a clause in Gedson’s loan deal from Benfica that states any time he is out of the first-team and not injured, the Portuguese club are due compensation.
This is seemingly something Terim is aware of, and thus, he’s been playing the midfielder more often than not.
That’s obviously not great for a player who has not contributed a goal or an assist or even made a key pass in any of his appearances so far, which is very much a continuation of his form from Tottenham.
Fortunately for Spurs, they didn’t have such a clause included in their deal, which it seems Galatasaray are very much regretting.