Tottenham outcast still believes he can make it to the World Cup

Heurelho Gomes

The former Spurs number 1 looks set to finally leave the club after confirming two offers from Brazil

The fall from grace for Tottenham’s Heurelho Gomes has been by all accounts pretty spectacular, a string of high profile mistakes and the tendency for some of the most rash goalkeeping decisions the Premier League has seen means that he has not only become third choice at White Hart Lane but he has also significantly harmed his chances of making next Summer’s World Cup in his native Brazil.

With all of this in mind it now looks like his misery is almost over as he appears set to leave the club in January after revealing he has two offers from clubs in his native Brazil, the only steeping stone may be that Spurs have stopped him leaving once before as they seek to recover the £8.2m they paid PSV for him in 2008.

Speaking to Brazilian website Sambafoot he said: "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.

"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.

Gomes spent three seasons as the number one for Spurs but has not appeared in the Premier League since May 2011 as Hugo Lloris and Brad Friedel leapt ahead of him forcing him to go out on loan at Hoffenheim last season.

Gomes added: "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."

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