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    Ramageland wrote:
    I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry! Definitely a quality keeper but definitely error prone, and always seemed to have mental issues. It's like replacing Almunia with Almunia!
    As I read this my thoughts were ... I don't know whether to laugh or cry ...

    Hope this turns out to be an inspired signing, my concerns would be that he is prone to an error plus he doesn't seem to control his back 4 as perhaps we need ..."
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Watford have signed former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes on a one-year contract with the option of a further year

Enfield Independent: Heurelho Gomes last appeared for Spurs in November 2011. Picture: Action Images Heurelho Gomes last appeared for Spurs in November 2011. Picture: Action Images

Watford have signed former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes on a one-year contract with the option of a further year.

The 33-year-old Brazilian will leave Spurs when his contract at White Hart Lane expires at the end of June and will subsequently join the Hornets.

On Thursday, Watford missed out on former Yeovil Town goalkeeper Marek Stech, who returned to first club Sparta Prague on a three-year deal.

Gomes moved to England in 2008 from Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven and was a regular between the sticks for Spurs until 2011, making 95 Premier League starts in three seasons.

Eventually ousted by Brad Friedel, Gomes was loaned out to Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in the 2012/13 season but played just nine times as injury curtailed his loan spell.

Born in Jao Pinheiro, Gomes began his career with Brazilian side Cruzerio before moving to Europe to join PSV in 2004, where he spent four years and made over 100 appearances.

The 6ft 3in gloveman is a Brazilian international who has been capped 11 times at senior level, going to the both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups with the Selecao.

Twice a Confederations Cup winner with Brazil, at club level Gomes has won the Eredivisie four times and the Brazilian Serie A once.

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