Tottenham Hotspur have re-signed Michel Vorm on a free transfer to fill a goalkeeping void left by Hugo Lloris’ injury
The Spurs captain and the first-choice shot-stopper was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder following a 3-0 away loss to Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this month and won’t return to action until the end of the year.
As a result, Mauricio Pochettino was left with Paulo Gazzaniga as the only senior option to cover the role, and something had to be done swiftly.
The London giants have, therefore, opted to re-sign Michel Vorm, who was a free agent since his contract with Tottenham run out last summer, until the end of the season.
A club statement read, as per The Independent: “As a free agent, Michel has been able to re-sign outside of the two designated annual transfer windows and will provide additional goalkeeping cover following the elbow injury sustained by Hugo in the match at Brighton earlier this month.”
The 35-year-old initially joined Tottenham in 2014 from Swansea City and registered 47 top-flight appearances for the club during a five-year spell in north London.
It’s been a year since Vorm last featured in Tottenham’s matchday squad, but he is expected to take a trip to Watford on Saturday when the Premier League returns to action.