Adebayor and Gomes sold by Tottenham
Daniel Levy (right) has allowed both Adebayor and Gomes to leave the club
Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the departure of Brazilian Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes and Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
Heurelho Gomes, who arrived at the club in 2008 from PSV for a fee of £7.8m has left for Premier League new boys, Crystal Palace.
It is believed that Palace have paid in the region of £700k for the 32 year old. Palace manager, Ian Holloway believes that it is somewhat of a coup for the club considering the career that Gomes has had.
Gomes has finally left after four year at the club
During his time at PSV, Gomes picked up Eredivise titles for four consecutive years between 2005 and 2008, while also picking up the KNVB Cup. He was a crowd favourite at the Phillips Stadion and was well known for his fast reflexes and his ability to throw the ball all the way into the opposition half. After four years at the club, he made his switch to North London.
Gomes arrived at Tottenham in the summer of ’08, making his first appearance for the Lily Whites in a pre-season friendly against Spanish side CD Dénia.
Despite some incredible shot stopping and saves during his time at Spurs, including making two penalty saves against Sunderland in a 3-1 defeat in 2010 season; as well as make some outstanding saves against Manchester City in their 1-0, which allowed them to qualify for the Champions League, he will mainly be remember by Spurs fans for his serious of blunders and high profile mistakes.
These included allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to score an audacious long shot after the ball slipped through the Brazilians hands in the quarter finals of the Champions League against Real Madrid. He was also to blame for allowing a Frank Lampard shot to trickle through his legs, and despite Gomes seemingly clearing the ball away, the goal was given.
Good Riddance: Adebayor has left for Italy
Emmanuel Adebayor will also be looking to revive his career after Tottenham confirmed his sale to Italian side, Fiorentina for a fee of £7.5m
Often criticized by many as being ‘lazy’, Adebayor will hope to prove his doubters wrong. The striker signed for Tottenham permanently in 2012, but never managed to kick on from his loan, which saw him score 17 goals in 33 games.
Bought from Manchester City for a fee of £5m, André Villas-Boas will be happy to see the striker leave. During the 12/13 season, Adebayor only managed to score 5 goals in 25 apperances, something which many feel didn’t justify his £100k a week wages. He scored his last goal for the club in a league match against Stoke. He scored the second of a 2-1 win.
The sale of Adebayor has now caused speculation over who will replace him, with bookies putting long term target, Leandro Damaio odds on favourites at 5/1