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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has said he is free to leave the north London club in January, and even has offers in Brazil, reports Sky Sports.

The 32-year-old's contract expires in the summer of 2014, and he is keen to get some first-team football under his belt after a disappointing couple of seasons of dropping down the pecking order at Spurs. The Brazilian feels he still has a lot to offer despite not playing much football in the last two years.

Gomes had a largely successful loan spell at Hoffenheim last January, before he picked up an injury that cut the move short. The former PSV Eindhoven 'keeper claims Tottenham were the ones that prevented him from joining the German club on a permanent basis.

The Tottenham stopper told Sambafoot: "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.

"I often tried to leave Tottenham, but they have always kept from me going.

"Yes, I have two offers from Brazil. I have negotiated with Tottenham to go for free, so the possibility is high that I find my home country.

"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."

Gomes admits his situation at Tottenham has not improved under Andre Villas-Boas after blaming previous Spurs boss Harry Redknapp for taking him out of the picture, virtually ending his first-team opportunities at White Hart Lane.

"Very little has changed," added Gomes. "I had few opportunities with him.

"When the coach changes, you think positive things will happen to you. It has not been the case.

"The fact that he speaks Portuguese did not change anything for me. He couldn't help me anymore, I regret it.

"I am part of the club's history. When we played the quarter-finals of the Champions League, I was the goalkeeper. In two years since, I have hardly played."

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