Brazilian club Corinthians are keeping a close eye on Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes according to talkSport.
After slipping down the pecking order at White Hart Lane the Brazilian is reportedly keen on a move away from London, and the opportunity of a return to his homeland could prove decisive for the 30-year-old. Corinthians are believed to be keen on signing Gomes on either a loan or permanent basis, and manager Harry Redknapp is unlikely to hold any objections to the Brazilian’s departure.
Redknapp brought in Brad Friedel on a free transfer over the summer, and the American has immediately established himself as Spurs’ number one, with Carlo Cudicini believed to be second choice ahead of Gomes. Friedel was brought in after Gomes failed to perform consistently in the Premier League and made a number of calamitous errors that have cost his side in the past.
Though the Brazilian could often pull out top drawer performances for his club, the unpredictability of the Brazilian in goal was too great for Harry if his side are to progress back in to the top four of the Premier League.
Corinthians have previously boasted top Brazilian players including the legendary Ronaldo, Arsenal’s new signing Andre Santos, and former AC Milan keeper Dida, and it is perhaps somewhat surprising the club have shown an interest in a goalkeeper of such unreliability, though an official bid in January is believed to be on the cards. There has also been suggestion that Corinthians may return with a bid for want-away striker Carlos Tevez in January, and both Gomes and Tevez will be keen on a move back closer to home.
In the veteran Brad Friedel, Spurs have secured a keeper that they can rely on for both consistency and quality in goal. At 40 years old, Friedel turned down a new contract at Aston Villa as well as a number of other clubs before joining Spurs, and a goalkeeper of his ability could prove to be crucial to Spurs’ bid to break in to the top four. Gomes will be guaranteed regular football should he join Corinthians, and with an array of interest from top European clubs unlikely, the Brazilian club look set to offer him the perfect way out of White Hart Lane.
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