I'm sure anyone who laid eyes on this headline either chuckled to themselves or raised their eyebrows. Call me mad, call me insane, but I believe that letting Gomes leave this summer would be a big mistake.
Plenty of you out there will be saying that we don't need Gomes anymore, we have two outstanding keepers in Hugo Lloris and Brad Friedel, therefore Gomes is surplus to requirements. But can we honestly afford to let a keeper of Gomes' quality leave? Yes he has two left feet and has adopted a butterfingers reputation, but at the end of the day he is a sensational shot stopper, he has proved this in the Premier League and in Europe.
There is no doubt that Lloris will be the number one choice in the league for years to come. And in a few years from now the young keepers from the academy like Jordan Archer and Jon Miles will start to make a name for themselves, but until then we will need a worthy back-up for Lloris.
Right now, yes, we do have Friedel, and even at the age of 42 he is still capable of pulling off outstanding saves, but none of us know who long he can continue to perform at this level. There is a chance that in a year from now he will have announced his retirement, and we will be left with one first team keeper and two inexperienced youngsters. This will be when Gomes has the opportunity to play regular first team football again, whether in Europe or in the Domestic competitions.
In the long run this could be a cheaper option for Spurs, selling Gomes now for a few million would mean a year or two down the line we will be linked with a number of second choice keepers, of whom we could be paying over the odds for, such as is the way of modern day football.
So in a nutshell, maybe loan Gomes out for another season so he can get some form and consistency under his belt, and when Friedel does eventually decide to hang his boots up, we will have a quality keeper in Gomes to take his place.