There was never much doubt that Harry Redknapp was going to keep faith with Brad Friedel for Saturday’s fixture with Wolves but once his name was inked in on the team sheet, we seemed to get final confirmation that Heurelho Gomes’ days at the Lane could be numbered.
Today, Redknapp has confirmed that while Gomes isn’t necessarily number 3 at Spurs behind Friedel and Cudicini, the player is now looking at the possibility of a transfer out of the club in January.
“He’s not happy and he’s eyeing a January move,” said Redknapp. “If the chance comes for him to play elsewhere, I’m sure he’ll take it.
“I’ve not bombed out Gomes and made him number three keeper but we decided Carlo Cudicini would be better on the bench.”
At the same time, Harry sang the praises of our new number one who arrived in June on a free transfer from Aston Villa,
“Gomes has trained hard but Friedel is fantastic. If ever there was a man who didn’t deserve those two beatings by Manchester United and Manchester City, it was him.”
So the goalkeeping pecking order has been established, but is it the right decision for all concerned?