Gomes: Tottenham have ruined Soldado & Lamela's careers

The goalkeeper has launched a stunning attack on his former side, claiming the club have destroyed the confidence of their most high-profile signings

Heurelho Gomes has launched an astonishing attack on his former club Tottenham, claiming they are responsible for ruining the careers of Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela.

Gomes, 34, spent six years on the books at White Hart Lane but claims he would advise any player against moving to the north London club.

A change of management in the summer has failed to kick-start the Premier League careers of record signings Lamela and Soldado, who cost Tottenham a combined total of just over £50 million (€70m).

“It’s the club [who are to blame]. Certainly, I would not recommend to anyone [to join Spurs],” Gomes, who will return to the Premier League next season with Watford, told ESPN.

“They paid £28 million (€40m) for Soldado, and they don’t play him. Or look at Lamela, who was a great prospect in Europe, but today you watch Tottenham games and he looks like he can’t play football at all.”