Feyenoord are in the hunt to sign Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm in the summer, according to a report.
Dutch news outlet VI claims that the Eredivisie title-holders are planning to sign Vorm, 34, in time for next season.
Vorm’s current contract in North London is due to expire at the end of the campaign and with him down the pecking order in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans, it is unlikely that the Dutchman will be earning a new deal any time soon.
The Spurs fringe player has made just five appearances in all competitions this season and is very much in the shadow of Hugo Lloris.
Summer signing Paulo Gazzaniga is also part of the Tottenham squad, so Pochettino has a replacement ready to be promoted to second choice ‘keeper should Vorm leave for Feyenoord in the summer.
The Express reports that the Dutch goalkeeper is earning £22,000-a-week on the four-year deal he signed in 2014 when he moved to Spurs from Swansea for £3.5million.
Football Insider verdict
Vorm is a decent goalkeeper but he does not deserve to be a second-choice one as he could easily be No 1 for a decent club. Feyenoord could be that decent club and a return to the Netherlands would be a smart move for the goalkeeper to wind down his career. It’s understandable why he does not get much football with Spurs. Lloris is one of the best shot-stoppers in the Premier League, perhaps in Europe, so there’s no debate about his lack of game time. Gazzaniga’s signing in the summer was an odd one, especially as he hasn’t even come close to taking Vorm’s No 2 spot. However that could change for next season, unless Pochettino wants yet another goalkeeper in his side.
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