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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Vorm Leaving, Pau López joining permanently


Spanish paper Sport suggest Pau López will be Number 2 at Spurs next season

Mauricio Pochettino is building the future of Tottenham Hotspur while building the present. Daniel Levy and he want sustained success, not a one-off trophy and thus are forward planning. The strategy for both scenarios is different, it isn't a question of build a team to win something and with that success buy players to sustain it.

That is a very expensive option and unless you have the right manager, as Manchester United had with Sir Alex Ferguson, then it can go horribly wrong as we have seen at that club since. Tottenham have bought young talent to develop into a team that stays together and grows together playing a set system.

You see Tottenham now linked with all the best youngsters in the world. We try to sign them but face fierce competition. I reported yesterday Republic of Ireland Under-15 international striker Troy Parrott had agreed to join us and news comes from Spain today that Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign 22-year-old (23 in December) goalkeeper Pau López on a permanent basis.

Sport is a Barcelona-based specialist newspaper focusing, as it's name suggests, on Sport and is the third largest Sport publication behind Madrid-based Marca and As. They are reporting that Spurs have agreed to pay the £5.96 million (€7m - AUS$9.77m - US$7.46m).

López was signed as third choice goalkeeper, a status he readily accepted to work with and learn from one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Our coaching staff have been very happy with his progress while on loan and will activate his permanent deal clause in the summer. Pochettino made it clear to the youngster before he signed for Spurs that if he proves himself he will have a long-term future at the club and that he will not get a lot of game time immediately.

Although he had played in LaLiga with some success, he was not ready for action in the Premier League, there was still an awful lot of development needed to his game. In time he will take over from Michel Vorm as number two and fight for a first team place. That was the objective put to him and that remains the case today.

The paper go on to suggest that Michel Vorm will be leaving Spurs and that López, the 1.89m (6ft 2in) Spanish Under-21 international who has also played one game for a Catalan side against the Basque Country, will take over as number two next season.

33-year-old (24 in October) Dutchman Vorm signed a new contract in December to stay at Spurs until 2018 so he could perhaps be becoming our number three. We'll see.

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  1. I can quite honestly see vorm becoming part of the coaching set up in time

  2. Didn't Vorm just sign a new deal. As above, I see him becoming a coach. Apparently he's very popular amongst the squad and staff.



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