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.