Tottenham senior player attracting attention from London rivals - Sky Sports
By Danny Wright
Crystal Palace are interested in signing Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm, according to a report.
Sky Sports News claimed on their official Twitter account on Thursday that Palace are lining up a swoop for Vorm, 33, just a day after Tottenham completed the signing of Paulo Gazzaniga from Southampton.
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Spurs now have three first-team goalkeepers on their books after Mauricio Pochettino completed a reunion with Gazzaniga on Wednesday after they previously worked together at St. Mary’s.
However it now appears that Spurs’ London rivals Palace have took that signing as an opportunity to cast their eyes on Vorm, who is one of the more senior members of Pochettino’s squad.
Vorm signed for Tottenham in 2014 after impressing at Swansea, however his first-team opportunities are limited due to the presence of club captain Hugo Lloris.
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In his three years in north London, the Dutch goalkeeper has made 32 appearances across all competitions, keeping 12 clean sheets in the process.
Football Insider Verdict
Pochettino seems like he takes having a third choice goalkeeper very seriously and after finally bagging one on Wednesday, it’s unlikely that he would be willing to sell his No 2 choice straight away. Last season Spurs had Pau Lopez to offer a back-up options to Lloris and Vorm, so it’s definitely a position that Pochettino wants filled. Vorm would be a good addition at Palace and he is perhaps a better ‘keeper than Wayne Hennesey. However it would probably take a lot of money to let Tottenham consider parting company with the Netherlands international, who is arguably one of the better back-up goalkeepers in the Premier League.
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