Forgotten ‘keeper wants to return to Brazil next month.
Heurelho Gomes wants to leave Tottenham and return home to Brazil in the winter window – or else he will dig in his heels and collect his wages for another 18 months.
The out-of-favour goalkeeper is in contact with a couple of clubs in his native land but needs to be granted a free transfer to make his escape – and Spurs are still intent on asking for a fee for him.
Gomes is unhappy there is a price on his head and if supremo Daniel Levy does not let him go for nothing he is threatening to see out his contract.
The big keeper was signed for £7.8m in 2009 but is currently fourth choice at Tottenham, he has yet to play for the first-team this season and made only four appearances last season.
Gomes will sit out his time if he is not allowed to go on a free in the next few weeks. The stand-off is giving Spurs an extra headache as they juggle their reserves at the position.
Brad Friedel and Carlo Cudicini, first- and second-choice reserves behind £12m summer signing Hugo Lloris, are both set to be out of contact in the summer.
Source: Daily Mirror
Heurelho Gomes is not dead!
While it’s always sad to hear that a player is willing to collect his wages and run down his contract, rather than play, it’s hard not to feel sorry for Heurelho Gomes.
The erratic Brazilian has barely featured for Spurs in the past 18 months after being frozen-out by former boss Harry Redknapp and his successor Andre Villas-Boas.
Gomes, 31, was certainly guilty of some howlers during his time as Spurs’ number one but the former PSV stopper, nicknamed the Octopus in Holland for his gangly limbs, was also capable of some stunning saves and arguably played a big part in helping Spurs reach the Champions League for the first time in 2009/10 season.
It seems pointless to hold onto a player who has not made the 18-man squad this season and Spurs should allow Gomes, once a full international, to return to his homeland.
However, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is a fierce businessman who has never been concerned about letting stars rot in the reserves if their valuation is not met, as Giovani Dos Santos can testify.
If Levy does not recieve an acceptable offer for Gomes next month or in the summer, Spurs could end up with the ‘keeper for another 18 months.
There is a glimmer of hope for the stopper, however. Brad Friedel is 41 and Carlo Cudicini 39. If Levy refuses to allow Gomes to leave in January, the Brazilian could suddenly find himself as Spurs’ back-up ‘keeper behind Hugo Lloris next summer, if the veteran pair decide to call it a day.
It’s unlikely, however.
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