By Will Butcher
Celtic are reportedly keen on signing Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm – and their fans have backed the club to push ahead with a move.
The Daily Record claim that Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers wants to sign the 32-year-old Holland international, who he knows well from their time together at Swansea.
This comes after Spanish outlet Sport reported that Spurs had had a bid rejected for Espanyol’s Pau Lopez, but are expected to make a second offer for the La Liga stopper.
Two have already left, in Federico Fazio and Alex Pritchard who have joined Roma and Norwich respectively.
Celtic’s Twitter following are delighted that Rodgers has been linked with such a high profile player, but some remain doubtful that the Hoops have the pulling power.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Surely we don't have the finances to sign Vorm ?would be class #Celtic
— Daniel Johnston (@DanielJ190492) August 8, 2016
— Dale McGovern (@MrDaleMcGovern) August 8, 2016
I think we need to seriously consider signing Vorm. I think Gordon needs kick up the arse to get him back on form and if not bench #Celtic
— Shaun Fulton (@shaunybhoy67) August 7, 2016
I don't really believe the Michel Vorm rumours, but he's definitely the kind of goalkeeper #Celtic should be looking at.
— Brian McLaughlin (@brianmcl94) August 6, 2016
I hope the Vorm rumours are true. Always impressed me and we need a trusted pair of hands. #Celtic
— John (@CitizenPain77) August 6, 2016
I believe all Spurs fans say Vorm is awful, no sure why we're going in for him #Celtic
— Wee TyBeQ (@tybeqfootball) August 6, 2016
Delighted with Celtic's signings. Hopefully get Michel Vorm and a new centre mid
— Danny Timmins (@DanTim1888) August 7, 2016
Hope the rumours of Michel Vorm going to Celtic are true, lethal keeper ?
— Lewis (@LewisJack2) August 6, 2016
Michel Vorm linked with Celtic? I'd love that tbh Gordon hasn't been great lately
— Paul (@PaulMc1995) August 6, 2016
The 15-time Holland international has made just 21 appearances in two seasons for Spurs, with just five appearances coming in the Premier League, as he struggles to find a way past skipper Hugo Lloris.
Celtic currently have Craig Gordon as their number one, but would be expected to become Vorm’s back-up should the Spurs keeper move north.
In other Celtic transfer news, this Southampton star has rubbished a move to Celtic via his Twitter account.