Heurelho Gomes to leave Tottenham at end of contract next month

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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes will leave the club next month upon the expiry of his contract.

The Daily Star reports how the former Brazil international had been expected to depart for some time, after falling way down the first-team pecking order in north London.

Gomes has not featured for Spurs since November 2011, so it's no surprise to see the club choosing not to extend the former PSV Eindhoven star's deal.

With Hugo Lloris and Brad Friedel currently vying for the No.1 spot at White Hart Lane, Tottenham are well covered in that area of the pitch, and will allow the South American stopper to walk away on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old has been with the club for the past six years, after joining for a £7.8 million fee in the summer of 2008.

He played an integral role in Tottenham's run to the Champions League quarter-finals under Harry Redknapp in 2011, but soon after lost his place in the team and has struggled to ever really get back in contention.

A loan move to Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim last season gave Gomes a brief taste of regular football again, but his spell in Germany was cut short by injury, prompting an early return to England.

"Heurelho Gomes is to leave the club at the conclusion of his contract next month and we would like to wish the popular goalkeeper all the best for the future," confirmed an official Tottenham statement on Thursday afternoon.

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