Continuing in our series of no-it's-not-yet-officially-official-but-it's-definitely-happening transfer reports, Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm has verbally confirmed that he is moving from the Swans to Tottenham, with the deal set for "imminent" completion.
According to quotes in Dutch paper De Telegraaf, Vorm confirmed that he is transferring to White Hart Lane to compete with Hugo Lloris for the Spurs #1 position, but denied that he will be mired on the bench with no chances to play.
Every top club now has two top keepers under contract... It suits the club's philosophy that there are two of us. Especially when we see that Tottenham is active in a lot of competitions.
Vorm has had an impressive career in the Premier League the past three seasons but has been plagued by injuries. A sweeper-keeper in the same mold as Lloris, Vorm was a member of the Dutch national team that finished third in the World Cup in Brazil, and will no doubt be given plenty of opportunities to play in the upcoming season with Spurs participating in domestic cups and the Europa League. Vorm's skills make him a more attractive back-up option to Brad Friedel; Big Brad is nearing retirement from football and is a much different kind of goalkeeper that doesn't mesh as well with Mauricio Pochettino's new tactics.
The details of Vorm's transfer has yet to be confirmed with the club – it's expected that he will be announced as a Spurs player alongside Swansea teammate Ben Davies – but is reportedly three years (with an option for a fourth) at a cost of around £4m.