Michel Vorm arguably symbolises the kind of the mess that Tottenham have found themselves in this season.
The north London side find themselves seven points off fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League, whilst of course they went through the turmoil of getting rid of Mauricio Pochettino, and appointing Jose Mourinho as his replacement.
Vorm in particular was let go last summer, but following the injury sustained by Hugo Lloris earlier in the season, was brought in as emergency cover.
The Dutchman would then go on to make his only telling contribution in a Spurs shirt with a mistake-ridden performance against Norwich in the FA Cup, that saw the Lilywhites exit the competition in embarrassing fashion to a newly-promoted side.
It was no surprise that following his howler against the Canaries, Vorm was torn to shreds by many Spurs fans after the match.
His current deal with the club means he will only be on Spurs’ books for the rest of the season, so the north Londoners will once again have to make a decision on his long-term future.
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The man originally brought into the club by Pochettino is quite simply a drain on resources, and taking up a spot in the first-team squad that could quite easily be given to an emerging talent from the academy.
They gave him his first chance by signing him in the first-place, gave him a second chance by signing him as cover, and now they really must ensure they don’t fall into the same trap a third time by extending his deal.
He may only be a back-up, but as he showed in that game against Norwich, he simply isn’t up to the required level to play for Spurs in any competition.