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7th Jun, 2018 | 5:30pm

Done deal: Tottenham trigger clause in deal of first teamer to extend stay - confirmed

Tottenham have extended the contract of goalkeeper Michel Vorm by a further year, it has been announced.

Spurs confirmed on their official Twitter account that they have actived a clause in the Dutchman’s deal, which now means he is with them until 2019.

He was scheduled to be a free agent this summer when his old deal expired, but now looks set for the 2018/19 campaign with the North London club.

Vorm is a first-team regular that made 11 appearances this season across all competitions, but is stuck behind teammate and captain Hugo Lloris in the battle for the first-choice goalkeeper.

Football Insider verdict:

Vorm is one of the best number two goalkeepers in the Premier League and can definitely still fill the role to good effect next season. The 34-year-old stepped in when required this campaign and kept five clean sheets in his matches. He played every game during Spurs’ run to the FA Cup semi-finals and is an experienced head that provides great cover for Lloris. They do also have Paulo Gazzaniga as a third-choice option at the club, but it appears that news of Vorm’s new contract could see him continue to remain on the fringes at least for another year. Spurs have had a quiet summer window so far and it’s important that the North London club don’t stand still. They can be sure that their main rivals in England are going to strengthen considerably and the focus now has to be on improving the squad to ensure they remain competitive against the very best.

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