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    PembsHornet wrote:
    Hard to believe that some fans don't see this as a positive move, who do you expect us to sign...?? At the end of the day we are still a Championship club who will not spend £10k's on weekly wages, we are trying to gain promotion in the correct manner (not in the QPR way). Football is a business and it is not sustainable to simply spend money we haven't got to push the club forward. The Pozzo's are learning more about the English leagues every week which will put us on better ground when we do gain promotion to the Premier league. Promotion will come and with the Pozzo's in charge but I for one would rather wait for it to happen naturally than buying a squad of overpaid players which would then put the long term future of our club at risk. Roll on August!!)
    How wrong you are! Almunia was on 20k a week and I've no doubt Gomes will be on the same.."
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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

Watford Observer: 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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