Gedson Fernandes' loan spell at Tottenham has ended with the Benfica player, who has tested positive for Covid-19, taking an ambulance plane to Turkey to join 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 £56m.

"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 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 Galatasaray for the rest of the season, with the 22-year-old met by an ambulance on his arrival in Istanbul.