PSV sporting director casts doubt over potential return for Tottenham's Heurelho Gomes

Brazilian shot-stopper is reportedly keen on a return to the Dutch club but Spurs' unwillingness to sell and high wages are likely to prove to be the stumbling block
PSV sporting director Marcel Brands has admitted he doesn’t expect Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes will return to the club.

Brands had previously stated that Gomes was interested in a return to the Dutch club and admitted that he was keen to try and secure a deal for the player.

However, he has now cast doubt over a move by insisting that he doesn’t expect Tottenham to sell the Brazilian, despite Harry Redknapp’s side having recently completed the signing of Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

"I do not count on the arrival of Gomes," Brands said, according to Voetbal International. "We have our first keeper Andreas Isaksson and Gomes is still the first goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur. There are no signs that this will change."

Gomes’ wages at White Hart Lane could also prove to be another stumbling block in any potential deal, with the goalkeeper reportedly on £48,000 (€55,000) a week at Spurs, a figure that is far higher than the Dutch club could offer.

The Brazilian left the Dutch club for Spurs in the summer of 2008 for a reported fee of around £8 (€9) million and has gone on to make 130 appearances for the north London side in all competitions.

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