Tottenham’s Gomes to Leeds? ANY way he can make the World Cup?


It is believed that the Yorkshire club wants to add the Brazilian stopper to their squad for the remainder of the season - could he feature this summer?

With the transfer window closed, Championship sides still have the option to loan Premier League fringe players for the rest of the season.

One man at Tottenham who is in dire need to move on is Heurelho Gomes, who finds himself as third-choice goalkeeper at the north London club.

The Brazil international spent the second half of last season on loan at Hoffenheim, but has returned to White Hart Lane this term and not ben given a chance to play.

It is believed that Leeds are interested in the South American stopper, with The London Evening Standard stating that Brian McDermott’s men are ready to launch a loan move for Gomes.

The goalkeeper was signed from PSV Eindhoven back in 2008 for £7.8 million, but has dropped out of the reckoning in recent years.

However, should a loan move to Elland Road happen, does Gomes have any vague hopes of making the Brazil World Cup squad as a back-up?

It is fair to state that although the World Cup hosts have untold quality all over the pitch, goalkeeper is one position that Luiz Felipe Scolari is not blessed with an abundance of options.

Julio Cesar, who has not played one single minute of league football this season, is the Brazilian number one based on reputation and past achievements.

The ex-Inter stopper has recently been loaned by QPR to Toronto FC in a bid to give him regular football ahead of the summer’s tournament.

Scolari’s dedication to Cesar means that there will be a scramble to fill the back-up role.

European based keepers such as Napoli’s Rafael Cabral and Fiorentina’s Neto have not got much of a look in, and as such it appears that Gomes’ main competition will be from a host of Brazil-based goalkeepers.

The likes of Victor, Jefferson, Diego Cavalieri and Matheus Vidotto have been called up to recent squads, without being given much of a chance to prove their worth.

The likelihood is that Scolari will opt for someone like Jefferson as his back-up, but with the role by no means secured Gomes has a shot to nothing to potentially be included this summer.

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