Dutch publication NOS have reported that Tottenham have signed former player Michel Vorm on a short term deal until the end of the season. The 36-year-old has been a free agent since seeing his contract with Spurs run out at the end of the last campaign.
The former Swansea goalkeeper was one of Mauricio Pochettino’s first signings when he arrived at the club and spent five years in North London.
The report claims that the club’s decision to sign Vorm is due to their fears over a lack of cover in goal after Hugo Lloris dislocated his elbow against Brighton. The Frenchman is expected to be out of action for a few months thus pushing the club to re-sign Vorm as back up.
Some Spurs fans took to social media to react to the news and it looks like the potential arrival of Vorm has split opinion among the fan base. While some considered the signing as an obvious one given the injury to Lloris, others questioned if Vorm was good enough to play in goal for the club.
Meanwhile, some others preferred to poke fun at the club’s current predicament and joked that the Dutchman could help the Lilywhites turn their season around.
After us conceding 10 goals in 2 games I guess he can’t do any worse.
— Paul F (@PAFCOYS) October 14, 2019
Why on earth didnt we sigh a 3rd choice in the summer anyway
— Pricey⬅️ (@nickprice153) October 14, 2019
It makes sense, essentially down to 1 fit keeper. Who else could we have got who is out of contract?!
— Dan (@ElCapitain82) October 14, 2019
Unpopular opinion: Michel Vorm will save our season, he'll slot in at RB and make TAA look like 18/19 Trippier https://t.co/vpzJ6r4WSQ
— Ben (@thfcBG) October 14, 2019
It makes sense until you see Michel Vorm actually playing in goal for us. In a highly competitive competition, by far the worst keeper we’ve had in the past 10 years.
— Adam Nathan (@adamdnathan) October 14, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
As soon as it became clear that Lloris’ injury was quite serious, this was a deal that was always going to go through. Given that Vorm is a free agent and knows the club well, he was an obvious candidate to bring in. However, this does make one wonder about the rationale behind letting Vorm leave without signing a third choice keeper if the coaching staff didn’t think Alfie Whiteman was ready to step up.
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