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Tottenham Hotspur Extend The Stay Of Their Defensive Shield For Another Year: Right Move By Pochettino?

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Ayush Chaurasia
Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

Michel Vorm, who has been the second choice goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur, has signed a new one year contract,which will keep him at the club until 2019. The Dutch stopper was set to be out of contract but now it seems that Spurs want to retain his services for another year. The 34-year-old has a good amount of experience in the Premier League as he joined Swansea City in 2011 and after an impressive three-year stint at Liberty Stadium, he moved to White Hart Lane for a fee of £3.5 m.

With Hugo Lloris being the club captain and first choice keeper, Vorm hasn’t played regularly for the North London outfit. His appearances have been limited to League Cup and FA Cup competitions. But it seems that the Dutchman doesn’t mind being a deputy to the Frenchman and has happily gone on to extend his stay with Spurs for another year. 

Vorm joined Spurs in 2014 after an impressive spell with Swansea City but his first-team action has been few and far between as he has managed just 43 appearances in the last four years. The 34-year-old has gone on to represent Netherlands 15 times.

Spurs were reportedly after Alex McCarthy and many were expecting that Mauricio Pochettino will want to bring in a strong no2 at White Hart Lane for the next season. However, it seems that the Argentine tactician is satisfied with Vorm being the no2 choice.

Vorm has often found wanting with his reckless passes and wayward distribution skills in cup competitions and he clearly doesn’t look comfortable in playing it out from the back. One expected Spurs to go for a much-proven option to bring in more competition for Hugo Lloris. Even the French international has one or two mistakes up his sleeve every now and then and has let his team down on few occasions. Nevertheless, the manager trusts him at the back as he has had no hesitation in giving him the captain’s armband.

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McCarthy would have certainly been a better option over Vorm but the Saints keeper would have probably been looking for regular first-team football. The Dutchman made just 11 appearances last term but doesn’t seem to be complaining about it and that could have been one of the major reason why the Spurs board and management team handed Vorm an extension as he seems satisfied being the no2 at Spurs right now.

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