Tottenham set to allow Michel Vorm to leave next summer

Tottenham are set to allow Michel Vorm to leave at the end of the season when his contract expires, according to The Sun.

What’s the word?

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham find themselves in a huge transitional period at the moment, with the club eagerly awaiting a move to their new stadium while fighting to retain their top-four spot in the Premier League.

Significant changes are set to be made to the squad next summer and The Sun says Pochettino will allow goalkeeper Michel Vorm to leave when his contract ends at the end of the season, which will spark a hunt for a new back-up to Hugo Lloris.

Vorm has struggled in his cameo of appearances this season during Lloris’ injury, losing his spot to Paulo Gazzaniga and raising questions about the 34-year-old’s suitability to the Lilywhites’ ranks.

The right move?

With Vorm’s latest performances leaving a lot to be desired and the Netherlands international now well into the twilight years of his career, it is certainly no surprise that his spell at the club is coming to an end – but it should have come sooner.

Vorm signed a one-year extension in the summer to extend his stint in North London, which delayed Spurs’ hunt for a long-term successor to Hugo Lloris between the sticks. Since then, both Vorm and Lloris have put in sub-par performances.

With the veteran pair on the decline, Spurs’ need for a new goalkeeper has been intensified and the pressure on Pochettino to land the right recruit has increased significantly.