Crystal Palace

Player suits boss’ style as London rival weigh up Tottenham raid

Though the summer window hasn’t been the busiest time of year for the Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern, few would doubt the quality already available to them. 

Boasting perhaps the best XI in the Premier League, our local Lillywhites are discussing whether or not Mauricio Pochettino will further add to his ranks before September.

While nobody seems sure, reports from the Evening Standard suggest a player could be on his way out of the club before next week’s deadline.

They claim London rivals Crystal Palace are keen on a move for Spurs ‘keeper Michel Vorm, with Eagles chief Frank De Boer having worked with him in the Dutch national squad.

His comfort in playing with the ball at his feet is understood to suit his compatriot’s philosophy south of the River Thames.

The 33-year-old largely operates as a back-up to Hugo Lloris on Hotspur Way, though did impress for Swansea City prior to his move to Spurs during the summer of 2014.

Palace sold Steve Mandanda earlier this summer and have started the campaign with Wayne Hennesey in nets, though the Welshman has never really convinced our punters clad in red and blue.

Meanwhile, Spurs have recently landed Southampton stopper Paulo Gazzaniga to strengthen their options between the sticks, with Pau Lopez’s loan move ending at the end of the last season.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

It’s easy to forget just how good Vorm is. One of the best No.2s in the Premier League, the Dutchman probably does deserve a run of games as he enters the final years of his career, though Spurs would struggle to land a replacement just as good.

Thoughts? 

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