Leeds have been offered Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm in the January transfer window, according to Phil Hay.
Hay, senior reporter from the Yorkshire Evening Post, was talking on the latest episode of the Inside Elland Road podcast.
He said that Karl Darlow was Leeds’ first choice of goalkeeper this window but that they would prefer a loan, while Newcastle want to sell for £4million.
Hay then went on to say that Michel Vorm was a new keeper that Leeds have been linked with.
However, he said that it was a case of Tottenham offering Vorm to Leeds, than Leeds approaching Tottenham about him.
Vorm is on a reported £62k-a-week at Tottenham, but has moved down the pecking order behind both Hugo Lloris and Paulo Gazzaniga, who is due to play in the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea tonight.
Michel Vorm was always a good understudy for Tottenham but he’s 35-years-old and would only be a short-term solution for Leeds. He’s out of contract in the summer so he might be available on a loan deal or even for a cut-price permanent deal, but he’s going to be unwilling to cut his wages too much and we can’t see Leeds being able to afford him. One way it would be possible would be on a short-term loan with Tottenham heavily subsidising his wages. He would be a good option for Leeds. Hugely experienced, with 15 caps for the Netherlands and 47 appearances for Spurs, Vorm would surely come in as number one. However, Bielsa wants a goalkeeper who is good with the ball at his feet and we’re not sure that’s Vorm. As Phil Hay said, Leeds’ first-choice is still Darlow although they’re holding out for a loan. Vorm has been offered to Leeds and there was no more information on whether he was a player Leeds would be genuinely interested in. He’s definitely a good option to have, though, if Leeds can afford him.