‘The Octopus’ becomes a Hornet.
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has agreed to join Watford on a free transfer.
It was confirmed earlier this week that the 33-year-old, who was capped 11 times by Brazil at senior international level between 2003 and 2010, would be released by Spurs at the end of June.
Gomes has not played a first-team game for Tottenham since November 2011. His last Premier League match came back in May 2011.
He will sign a one-year contract at Vicarage Road this summer, with the Championship club having the option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.
“Heurelho Gomes has agreed terms on a one-year deal at Vicarage Road and will officially become a Watford player on July 1,” read a statement on the Hertfordshire club’s official website.
In total, Gomes made 136 first-team appearances for Spurs, whom he joined from PSV Eindhoven in June 2008.
He was part of Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham side that qualified for the Champions League in 2010.
Gomes played 10 Champions League games for Spurs, keeping clean sheets – against Young Boys, Werder Bremen and twice against AC Milan.
However, his campaign in Europe’s premier club competition ended in disappointment, as a bad error allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to score from long range to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win at White Hart Lane, completing a 5-0 aggregate hammering in the quarter-finals.