The time is right for Celtic to swoop for Michel Vorm

By John Reid

August 14, 2019

All of a sudden the position of goalkeeper has become a problem for Celtic. The Hoops current number one – Scott Bain – is in a poor run of form.

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He was poor in the recent win over Motherwell, and followed that up with a nervy display in the 4-3 loss to Cluj. Neil Lennon will no doubt want to keep faith in Bain, but there are other options available.

One such option is the free transfer market. There is a player available who could provide a short-term solution at least to the Hoops’ current goalkeeping woes.

That player is former Swansea and Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm. Vorm is currently without a club after leaving Spurs last season.

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Shown his quality in the past

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He hasn’t played a lot of football in the past few seasons at Tottenham. But he has shown that in the past he is a more than handy goalkeeper.

He was particularly good in his days with Swansea. Vorm is currently 35, but that is relatively young for a goalkeeper. He could do a job for the next few seasons for the Hoops.

With Craig Gordon’s contract expiring at the end of the season, the Hoops are in need of another experienced goalkeeper to challenge for the number one position. That player could well be Michel Vorm. He would be a risk-free signing for the Hoops, and it is one Celtic should pursue.