Report: Spurs linked with move for talented keeper

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur parted company with goalkeeper Michel Vorm earlier this month following the conclusion of his contract.

The Dutch international joined from Swansea in July 2014 and went on to make 47 appearances in all competitions for the club.

He found himself falling behind Paulo Gazzaniga in the pecking order to become Hugo Lloris’ understudy and is now a free agent.

With each Premier League side not able to include no more than 17 players who do not fulfill the “Home Grown Player” (HGP) criteria the departure of Vorm means that Mauricio Pochettino can now look to allocate the space to one of the high profile signings that we have been linked with.

Rather than look to bring in another foreign keeper, Spurs are instead being linked with a move for Southend shot-stopper Nathan Bishop according to the Sun (14 June, page 57).

Bishop is an England U-20 international and featured 21 times in League One last season with the report claiming he could be available for just £200,000.

Where a move for Bishop would leave Alfie Whiteman would remain to be seen.  Whiteman, 20 was named in Spurs’ 26-man travelling squad for the Champions League final against Liverpool and is out of contract at the end of the upcoming season.

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