Heurelho Gomes leaves Spurs for Hoffenheim loan

Richard Heathcote

Spurs temporarily bid farewell to their once starting, now third choice goalkeeper.

Heurelho Gomes will no longer occupy a seat on the bench at White Hart Lane. The goalkeeper has been sent to Hoffenheim on loan, giving him an opportunity to revive is nearly dead career.

Gomes' loan will be for the rest of the season. Spurs were forced to agree to the loan after they failed to sell him, with all bids for the Brazilian coming in below Daniel Levy's likely absurd valuation of the goalkeeper.

Remember, there was once a time when Gomes was brilliant for Spurs. He made a series of sensational stops in the 2009-2010 season to help Tottenham qualify for the Champions League. That season included a terrific save against Manchester City that kept the match level and allowed Peter Crouch to score the memorable winner.

But for every jaw dropping stop Gomes made, he had an unimaginable howler. For whatever reason, Gomes seemed incapable of averting disaster, which forces Spurs to buy Brad Friedel. Later, they bought Hugo Lloris and Gomes was as good as buried at Tottenham.

Gomes will get a chance to get his career back on track in Germany now. We wish him well, and a permanent transfer in six months time.

Follow @CartilageFree on Twitter | Like Cartilage Free Captain on Facebook

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cartilage Free Captain

You must be a member of Cartilage Free Captain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cartilage Free Captain. You should read them.

Join Cartilage Free Captain

You must be a member of Cartilage Free Captain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cartilage Free Captain. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker