Tottenham stopper Gomes set leave on free transfer
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes looks set to return to his native Brazil on a free transfer, with the little-seen stopper admitting he is considering two offers to return home according to The Daily Mail.
Gomes spent last season on-loan at German outfit 1899 Hoffenheim, but returned to north London prematurely after breaking his hand during a game against Fortuna Düsseldorf. Since arriving back at White Hart Lane, Gomes has found himself third-choice keeper behind Brad Friedel and first-choice Hugo Lloris, and is keen to return to Brazil to revitalise his career ahead of the World Cup in his home nation next summer.
Speaking to Sambafoot, Gomes said: “Yes, I have two offers from Brazil. I have negotiated with Tottenham to go for free, so the possibility is high that I will find my home country. I’m 32, I feel good, it is at this age that the career of a goalkeeper actually begins. If I find the competition in January, I still think my chances for World Cup 2014 are high.
Gomes also admitted that he has been unhappy in north London, stating that Spurs blocked his permanent move to Hoffenheim for financial reasons – and admitting that his current employers have not helped his career.
He continued: “I often tried to leave Tottenham, but they have always kept from me going. I had several proposals but they were insufficient for the club. It’s very complicated. They want to recover the €10million (£8.2m) they invested in me five years ago. It is not possible.
“I was ready to go to Germany (Hoffenheim). Hoffenheim wanted to buy me permanently but Tottenham blocked the move for financial questions. I always tried to leave, but Tottenham has never helped me.”
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