Watford to ask veteran Heurelho Gomes for one more year after FA Cup final

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Javi Gracia will attempt to convince the 38-year-old goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to spend one final season at Watford before making good on a pledge to hang up his gloves and become a pastor, with the conversation likely to be one of the manager’s priorities once the dust has settled on Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester City.

Gomes has become an extraordinarily popular figure at the club since his arrival five years ago and though he has not played any league games since the signing of Ben Foster last summer he has started every match in the League and FA Cups. He has said he is 99% sure that this will be his final season, with a likely appearance at Wembley thus destined to be his last game.

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