Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Michel Vorm on a contract until the end of the season.
Earlier today we relayed reports suggesting Spurs had entered talks with the goalkeeper, who left the club in June when his contract expired. And only a matter of hours later, the Londoners confirmed Vorm’s return.
Welcome back, @Vorm_Official!
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 14, 2019
The 35-year-old is unlikely to play unless Paulo Gazzaniga is unavailable for whatever reason. Gazzaniga became Hugo Lloris’ deputy last season and came on for the captain against Brighton.
Lloris will be sidelined for the rest of the year with a dislocated elbow, which is why Tottenham have brought Vorm back to provide cover for Gazzaniga. Meanwhile, 21-year-old Alfie Whiteman will return to being the squad’s third-choice goalkeeper for the time being.
For much of his previous stint at Spurs, Vorm was a divisive figure among the supporters. Good with his feet but lacking in world-class ability, the Dutchman never threatened Lloris’ place between the sticks, but he was always a capable stand-in.
It’s safe to say Tottenham fans aren’t exactly thrilled by the deal, though there were some positive responses. Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter.
HAHAHAHHAHAHA IT WAS ACTUALLY TRUE
— MV🇷🇺 (@VamosYids) October 14, 2019
— 🎥 (@georgespursvlog) October 14, 2019
wow almost like we already knew
— Kezzy™️ (@HonkMyHonda) October 14, 2019
Wow just when it couldn’t get worse..
— ItzRyda (@ItzRydaa) October 14, 2019
This club really is in the mud ffs
— Retweet My Pinned | James COYS 🐙 (@James_ftbl) October 14, 2019
But can he play RB???
— Filip Hagsten (@filiphagsten) October 14, 2019
Right decision. Welcome back Michel 👍🏻
— 🇮🇱 (@N17yids1) October 14, 2019
Finally, the painful rebuild Poch has been calling for has begun.
— James Harris (@JamesCHarris97) October 14, 2019
Welcome back true professional #COYS 💪
— Paul Dyer (@mabbutt) October 14, 2019