Harry Redknapp has reiterated he expects goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to leave Tottenham in January.
The Brazil international has slipped down the pecking order at White Hart Lane having lost his No 1 spot to summer signing Brad Friedel and was even overlooked in favour of Carlo Cudicini in the club’s last two Europa League ties.
Gomes is paying the price after a number of high-profile errors last season with his sole appearance this season coming against Stoke in the Carling Cup on Tuesday night.
“I would think he won’t be happy,” said Redknapp. “He wants to play at the World Cup [in 2014] with Brazil, so it’s going to be a problem.
“We’ll wait until the next window and see where that takes us.
“He’s done nothing wrong. He’s a fantastic goalkeeper and a great pro. I just went with Carlo in Greece [against PAOK in the Europa League] – and he [Cudicini] was magnificent.
“I’m very lucky I have three top goalkeepers here and it’s unlucky for the two not in the team.
“They would get in other teams, for sure. He [Gomes] trains great every day.”
“I spoke to Tony Parks and we felt Carlo might be a better bet coming off the bench,” he said. “The big man [Gomes] is a top, top goalkeeper, in my opinion. People look at the odd mistake but he also made incredible saves.”