The first player departs

The clear out at Tottenham began with the departure of former PSV and Brazil goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

The first player departsGomes has been sitting collecting £50,000 a week (£2.6 million a year) for the past 2 years for doing nothing except train. He did go out on loan once.

His contract expires at the end of June as is usual with Tottenham contracts but as Sandro reveals he has now left, time for  holiday!

"I would like to thank this amazing professional, @hdgomes but most important, this amazing man for everything he has done for me during these 4 years! Today it was his last day, but I've gained a brother for the rest of my life! I will truly miss you... Obrigado IRMÃO."

He was last seen on the bench for Spurs against Newcastle United on 10th November 2013, the only time he has been in a match day squad.

The previous season 2012/13 he went out on loan in January to Hoffenheim in Germany. The loan deal led to nothing and his talks with various clubs about loans or permanent moves all came to nothing, one can only assume because of his wages and a desire not to reduce them.

Leeds United were the last club to talk about taking him on loan in 

Before he left he paid his tribute to Ledley King (photo from last night's testimonial).

"The King ! Thank you very much for everything you have done, was great to play with you. God bless you , great person with a big heart!" 

We will remember him for moments of brilliance and mistakes in equal measure, a keeper that took us to the Champions League.

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