I’m not actually sure I see the sense in this one given the plethora of other goalkeepers apparently available in the January transfer window, but it’s been claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have offered Leeds United goalkeeper Michel Vorm for the remainder of the season.
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay made the claim in their latest podcast and although he confirmed that Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow remained our first choice to bolster the keeper ranks at the club, we’d prefer a loan but Newcastle would rather cash in for around the £4million mark.
As an aside, it was then said that 35-year-old third choice Vorm had also been offered to us, presumably on a loan deal as they look to run down his contract, but I would imagine his wages would be problematic unless Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs were willing to do Marcelo Bielsa a significant favour and cover the bulk of a reported £62k a week.
Vorm’s always been second choice to French international Hugo Lloris but this season he’s fallen behind Paulo Gazzaniga who was recently capped by Argentina and from the little I’ve seen of Spurs, Vorm isn’t the keeper he was at Swansea, so I think there are better out there.
If Pochettino wanted to do us a favour, I’d have Gazzaniga instead!