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Spurs agree deal for keeper Gomes

Heurelho Gomes
Gomes helped PSV to beat Spurs in last season's Uefa Cup

Tottenham have agreed a deal with PSV Eindhoven to sign goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, subject to personal terms, a medical and a work permit.

Gomes, 27, has played for Brazil and helped PSV to the Dutch title last season conceding only 24 league goals.

His arrival will alarm Paul Robinson who was dropped from the Spurs side last season by boss Juande Ramos.

Gomes made his name at Cruzeiro in Brazil before moving to PSV in 2004 where he has won four Dutch titles.

He will be a familiar face to Tottenham fans as he played a part in Spurs exiting the Uefa Cup last season, when he saved a Jermain Jenas penalty in a shootout PSV won 6-5 in the last 16 of the competition.

606: DEBATE

Robinson had a torrid time last season not only losing his place in the Spurs team but also being dropped from England by new manager Fabio Capello.

The 27-year-old did play in Tottenham's Carling Cup win over Chelsea but was dogged by the embarrassing goal conceded at the start of England's Euro 2008 qualification campaign in 2006, when a Gary Neville back-pass hit a divot and rolled into the net giving Croatia a 2-0 win.

Robinson, who has also played for Leeds, has been linked with Aston Villa during the summer.

Gomes is Ramos's second big signing in June after he captured Mexico international Giovani Dos Santos from Barcelona for an initial 4.7m.

Croatian midfielder Luka Modric also joined the club in April for 16.5m.


see also
Wednesday's gossip column
25 Jun 08 |  Gossip
PSV 0-1 Tottenham (1-1)
12 Mar 08 |  Europe
Martyn backs Robinson for England
09 Oct 07 |  Internationals


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