Having let Heurelho Gomes leave at the end of his contract, Spurs were in need of reinforcements between the posts as the ageing Brad Friedel’s role at the club becomes more of an ambassadorial one. However, it’s a little surprising to say the least that a player with the experience and quality of Michel Vorm has agreed to cross from Swansea to White Hart Lane.

A regular first choice at the Liberty Stadium, Dutchman Vorm will surely play second fiddle to Hugo Lloris and look forward to restricted appearances in the Europa League and in the domestic cups.

So the first question is why has the player done it?

“Every top club now has two top keepers under contract, it fits in with the policy of a great club to have a wide selection of competition for all positions,” Vorm said.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that the deal, along with the signing of Ben Davies, will be confirmed today (Wednesday) and that Vorm will only be used in the competitions mentioned above.

Of course, there will be those who suggest that the Dutch international is being groomed as Lloris’ replacement. Those who feel that Hugo’s new deal includes a release clause allowing him to leave if we don’t make top four may be vindicated by this new signing.

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  1. He’s now second fiddle for Swansea now that Fabianski has arrived.

    So at Spurs he’ll get paid more, and have more cup games and Europa games to play than at Swansea. And Spurs will get a solid backup keeper that isn’t approaching retirement.

    Makes perfect sense.

  2. Vorm does have injury problems so being a second keeper should probably suit him better. Spurs have the squad depth for a good push in the Europa League and so it should be a good slot for Vorm to get some recognition. I think his form took a bit of a dip in the Laudrup era when less emphasis was placed on good defending (much like all our defensive players took a dip under Sherwood), and so after being left out of the Netherlands squad for the world cup he probably wants the chance to prove himself st one of europes bigger teams…

  3. Probably because when we miss out on the CL next season, we’ll be able to replace Lloris without being fleeced by clubs who see that we are desperate for a replacement. It will also mean that Hugo can stay home on a Thursday night when we visit Moldova, Armenia and Narnia.

  4. I think it makes good sense. He is a good ‘modern’ keeper and a worthy replacement for Hugo if and when he leaves.
    Gomes was unreliable and Brad is approaching retirement.

  5. It makes perfect sense? We sold Gomes and Friedel is 42yrs old! We have a good second keeper and more importantly a left back. I can see us going for lascelles next. Coys

  6. Good deal for us. He looks like a decent keeper, and Friedel started giving me the creeps. If Lloris got injured or was suspended (always possible he gets a red with his risk game), would much prefer Vorm in goal. What’s in it for him – not so sure. but I am sure he would prefer to be behind Lloris rather than Fabianski!

  7. Pretty obvious that he will replace Hugo when he unfortunately leaves us for a regular Champions League qualifier( perhaps not this season but for sure the next unless the unthinkable happens and we qualify for Champions League).

  8. Who actually gives a fuck why he joined Spurs? Lets just be grateful that we acquired a top class keeper as back up to Hugo and not have to rely on Brad anymore should Hugo pick up an injury. Michel will also keep Hugo on his toes. Stop reading a load of bollocks into Michel Vorm joining Spurs, if we’re to attain a top 4 and stay there, we have to have two top class player for each position end of.

  9. I am happy with this pick up, but honestly, it makes me question Hugo’s deal. Will he opt out in the future if we don’t make top 4? Surely he is making more here than in Wales, but he would have been better off battling Fabianski for #1. It couldn’t have been for play time.

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