Redknapp: Gomes set to quit Spurs
Out of favour goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is set to quit Tottenham in January, manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed.
Gomes made some high-profile errors last season and new signing Brad Friedel has taken over the No. 1 spot, with Carlo Cudicini used in Spurs' last two Europa League ties. The Brazilian got a game in the Carling Cup defeat to Stoke, but Redknapp has revealed that he is likely to move on when the transfer window reopens.
"I would think he won't be happy," said Redknapp. "He wants to play at the World Cup [in 2014] with Brazil, so it's going to be a problem. We'll wait until the next window and see where that takes us.
"He's done nothing wrong. He's a fantastic goalkeeper and a great pro. I just went with Carlo in Greece [against PAOK in the Europa League] - and he [Cudicini] was magnificent.
With three top quality goalkeepers at his disposal, Redknapp also admitted that it was a tough choice to make.
"I'm very lucky I have three top goalkeepers here and it's unlucky for the two not in the team. They would get in other teams, for sure. He [Gomes] trains great every day,'' he added.
"I spoke to Tony Parks and we felt Carlo might be a better bet coming off the bench. The big man [Gomes] is a top, top goalkeeper, in my opinion. People look at the odd mistake but he also made incredible saves."
Meanwhile, Redknapp has been delighted with the start that Emmanuel Adebayor has made to his Tottenham career and has backed the striker to fire the club back in to the Champions League.
"He couldn't have had a better start for us,'' Redknapp said. If he has a great season he can take us to where we want to be. He is a really good player. There is no doubting his ability and Jermain Defoe has linked up well with him.
"He is full of enthusiasm. He trains, runs around like he is enjoying himself. He is full of the joys of spring. He always wants to get the ball and the lads have enjoyed having him. He could be a great player for us this year.''