Another one! Tottenham Hotspur announced yet another contract extension today, this time extending the tenure of backup keeper Michel Vorm. The Dutchman signed a new deal that will keep him at Tottenham through the 2018 season.
So I have to say, I didn’t see this one coming. With the loan of Pau Lopez this summer (one that is likely to become a permanent signing) there was a lot of talk that Vorm was eventually going to find his way out of the club to a place where he can be a full time starter.
Apparently not! By signing a new deal, Vorm has indicated that he’s happy with his role and he’s happy to play for Tottenham Hotspur. And that’s fine. As he showed early in the season when he deputized for the injured Hugo Lloris, Vorm is a more than capable backup keeper. He’s not going to trouble Hugo for a starting role anytime soon, but he’s a veteran player and is good enough not to worry fans too much if he’s pressed into service.
With Vorm’s signing, there aren’t that many important first team players left that Spurs haven’t extended. Mauricio Pochettino is obviously happy with his squad, and wants to keep his key players around. That’s good for stability. Congrats to Michel!