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Finally: Meet The Real £7.5M Heurlho Gomes Replacement

Tottenham could be lining up a replacement for Heurelho Gomes in the form of Spanish keeper Roberto Jimenez.

The Real Zaragoza stopper only recently moved to the club and is valued at around £7.5m. Jimenez would likely be signed as a back-up for now, with a view to potentially replacing Brad Friedel if and when he retires.

Gomes has proved a divisive player since his move to White Hart Lane, some fans loving his quirky antics, while others can’t stand the sight of him. This is mainly due to the fact that some games he seems unbeatable and others he looks like he could let the easiest of shots go past him.

The controversial Brazilian has been side-lined for Friedel so far this season and did not even feature in Spurs Europa League tie against Shamrock Rovers, with Redknapp preferring Carlo Cudicini.

He has had his own problems after a long spell in the reserves at Chelsea, he got a chance for more first team football with Spurs, but broke both his arms in a motorbike accident in 2009, which threatened to end his career.

Both the Daily Mail and Sky Sports are reporting that Gomes will probably be let go in the January window, with Corinthians being the front-runners.

But the much-travelled Jimenez (he has already played for Atletico Madrid, Gimnastic, Benfica, Zaragoza and Recreativo) could also be a target for Fulham and this competition could drive his price up.

It could well be a price worth paying though, as there are a number of Youtube videos showing the 25-year-old making some very impressive penalty saves, daring charges at attackers to collect through balls and quick reaction stops.

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