Calamitous Brazilian could leave White Hart Lane in January.
Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes will be allowed to leave the club on loan when the transfer window re-opens in January.
The 31-year-old has seen his Spurs career turn into a nightmare following the arrival of Brad Friedel and has now slipped even further down the pecking order after France captain Hugo Lloris was brought into the club during the summer.
The Brazilian keeper was first-choice for three seasons and became a fans’ favourite at White Hart Lane, but he is desperate to get his career back on track.
Gomes failed to start a single Premier League game last season and is unlikely to get any action under new head coach Andre Villas-Boas.
The Portugeuse manager said: “Gomes has been extremely unlucky. He has picked up different types of injuries and is making a steady return.
“We have discussed with Gomes the possibility of him (leaving) on loan but because of the injuries we lost the timing of doing it.
“We also didn’t have an option a player of his dimension deserves. We have put it hold and will reassess it in January.”
Poor old Heurelho Gomes.
Two seasons ago, the Brazilian was playing for Spurs in the Champions League. He now finds himself as fourth choice at White Hart Lane, behind 41-year-old Brad Friedel, Hugo Lloris and Carlo Cudicini (a man who has made a career out of happily sitting on the bench).
Although Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas says Gomes has been ‘unlucky’, it is hard to avoid that fact that he made some calamitous errors during his time as number one at White Hart Lane and, since Friedel’s arrival last summer, the whole Spurs back-line has looked more assured.
That said, while Friedel sticks to his line and is steady rather than stunning, Gomes is capable of world-class reflex saves and there are still those Spurs fans who believe the former PSV stopper is worth more points that he loses through silly mistakes.
But the arrival of France number one Lloris in north London looks to have all but ended Gomes’ chance of ever reclaiming the number one jersey at Spurs and he is better off trying to find a loan deal this January.
Given that the British press are determined to give him a hard time and rarely recognise his qualities, he may prefer a move abroad and there should be no shortage of takers in his homeland or on the continent.
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