Vincent Janssen might have stole all the headlines, but he wasn’t the only player to have joined Spurs yesterday.
The club have clinched the signing of the 16-year old Belgian goalkeeper Jonathan De Bie. The youngster moved to the club from Mechelen, having impressed during a trial period at the club last year.
Capped by Belgium’s U15 and U16 sides, De Bie has also been linked with a move to Liverpool and have a medical with the Merseyside club in November 2015, only to opt for a move to White Hart Lane.
A possible lure for De Bie might have been the possibility of being able to learn from Hugo Lloris and his experienced deputy Michel Vorm, while he goes about his work in the club’s academy. Rumours suggest that another shot-stopper could be added to the ranks this summer, with ESPN reporting yesterday that Mauricio Pochettino is in the market for a new goalkeeper, along with a versatile midfielder and a young striker.
Vorm has often struggled to convince when deputising for Lloris and only played six games last season, compared to his 14 appearances in 2014-15. At 32 he’s not getting any younger and it may be time to bring in a fresh keeper to understudy Lloris, especially considering that the captain’s brilliance is always likely to attract the attention of Europe’s biggest clubs.