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Brad Friedel has been Spurs' back-up goalkeeper since Hugo Lloris assumed the top job in November of 2012 and performed satisfactorily when called upon. He did so well that he earned a contract extension in June. But the American is already 43 and can't be relied upon in the longer term.
With that in mind, Spurs have turned to Swansea's Michel Vorm, per The Telegraph. Although initially rebuffed, Spurs will likely return to with an improved bid. Vorm earned plaudits during Swansea's first season in the Premier League in 2011-12, but he has since been forced to share the goalkeeping role with Gerhard Tremmel.
Following the signing of Lukasz Fabianski, competition has intensified further still. Vorm has also lost the support of goalkeeping coach Adrian Tucker, who has left the club.
Spurs need a new number two goalkeeper and Michel Vorm is a solid, if not an outstanding option. This one really could have legs.