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Spurs To Sign PSV's Gomes — Will Robinson Move To Villa?

gomes.jpgSeveral news sources are reporting that Tottenham have agreed a deal with PSV Eindhoven to sign goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, subject to personal terms, a medical and a work permit. Gomes is 27 and has played internationally for Brazil. He helped PSV to the Dutch title last season, his fourth title since joining from Brazilian club Cruzeiro in 2004, by conceding only 24 league goals.

Should Gomes’ work permit go through, it will almost certainly signal the end of Paul Robinson’s time at White Hart Lane. Robinson was dropped from the Spurs side last season by boss Juande Ramos. Robinson had a season to forget last year as not only did he lose his place in the Spurs first XI but he was also being dropped from the England squad by new manager Fabio Capello. Robinson is said to be moving to Aston Villa, if only for the fact that he will come at a more reasonable price than Liverpool’s Scott Carson, who spent last season on loan at Villa Park. Villa manager Martin O’Neill is said to be keen to have the goalkeeping situation cleared up as soon as possible, largely because the Villans embark on their Intertoto Cup campaign in a couple weeks’ time. You can find coverage of the Intertoto Cup on the Champions League Talk website.

Spurs fans will remember Gomes as the man who saved a Jermain Jenas penalty in the shootout that PSV won 6-5 to eliminate Tottenham from the last 16 of last season’s UEFA Cup competition.

PSV are rumoured to be eyeing Manchester City and Sweden international goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson as a replacement for the departing Gomes.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Sanjay

    June 28, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    As a Gooner, I think he should come to the Emirates!

  2. Kartik

    June 28, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Somehow my earlier comment got deleted.

    Shea is a player of some potential but he hasn’t seen the field much in MLS, and like several previous young Americans who have gone to Man U and flopped he’d be better served going to Holland or staying in MLS a while longer.

  3. T Rex

    June 28, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Break Shea?

    He’s an average player. Has hardly played a sniff in MLS. Why Man Yoo is interested is beyond me.

  4. Kartik

    June 28, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Brek Shea?

    He’s an above average talent at 18. But we’ve sent kids your way before and they haven’t developed. I’d prefer he go somewhere else where he will be given the time to develop.

    You can read my thoughts on the situation here:

    http://csrnusa.com/ussoccerspot/?p=847

  5. Vijay

    June 27, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    I have seen reports on the web that Manchester United is looking to sign some young American phenom. Some kid whose apparently one of the best American footballers ever at his age.

    Can any of the Americans that patrol these boards and tell us how great they are at this game give insight into this kid?

  6. Live-FootballOnTV.Com

    June 27, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Yeah he will be on his way. I would have thought either villa or boro will be his most likely destination.

  7. Lonnie

    June 27, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    It’s only partially ‘gossip’ — Gomes is on his way to Spurs if all the details can be ironed out. It is even posted on the Tottenham official website:

    http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/articles/gomesdealagreed260608.html

    I only thought it natural to speculate on what might happen to Paul Robinson as it is unlikely he’ll want to be the backup.

  8. Burt Reynolds

    June 27, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    I thought EPL Talk didn’t do transfer gossip…

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