Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes has revealed he would consider going back to Brazil when his contract with the north London club runs out next summer after falling down the pecking order at White Hart Lane.
Gomes was the side's undisputed number one keeper when he joined the club in 2008 but when Harry Redknapp signed Brad Friedel he was bumped down to number two. The arrival of Hugo Lloris put him even further down the pecking order and after a loan spell with 1899 Hoffenheim Gomes doesn't look likely to be handed a new deal by Spurs.
Villas-Boas doesn't appear to have faith in the 32 year old to push Lloris for top spot and now Gomes has admitted he is considering a return back to Brazil if the right offer comes along.
"I've had nine years in Europe and I miss playing Brazilian football," he told Band Sports. "Today I think about going back. If I have a chance to return to Brazil then for sure it could happen. I'm not desperate, but the return is a real possibility."
Gomes's loan spell was cut short with Hoffenheim was hampered by injury but the Tottenham stopper insists that he is now back to full fitness and ready to play again, explaining: "I'm totally recovered. In my time in the Bundesliga, at Hoffenheim, I again had the same injury as when I was at Cuzeiro, but I'm ready to play again."
Tottenham will likely not be concerned with letting the Brazilian go with Lloris impressing and Friedel signing a new deal with the club last year to take him through to the summer of 2014.
Exit speculation has also surrounded the 42 year old on occasion but he has insisted he is happy to fight for his place with Lloris.