Rumour: Brendan Rodgers keen on move for Swansea’s Michel Vorm
Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm has emerged as a transfer target for Liverpool as manager Brendan Rodgers plans to bolster his squad ahead of next season, report the Liverpool ECHO.
The Merseysiders are set for a gruelling fixture list due to their inclusion in the Champions League and back up options are needed for first choice Simon Mignolet.
The Belgian, who was signed from Sunderland for £9 million last season, has enjoyed an impressive debut campaign but Rodgers is keen to have adequate options in every position across his entire squad.
Meanwhile, doubts remain over Brad Jones’ ability to compete at the highest level, while Pepe Reina will be allowed to leave the club on a permanent basis following his loan spell with Napoli so a new addition is a necessity.
Given that Vorm is available for just £5 million and the 30-year-old Dutchman was brought to the Welsh outfit in 2011 by Rodgers himself, he is an excellent option for the Reds as the pair enjoyed a good relationship while at the Swans.
Although he has suffered a succession of injuries in recent years, he is in contention to start the Netherlands’ World Cup campaign in Brazil next month and could slip seamlessly into Rodgers’ attacking system due to his kicking ability and fine reflexes.
Vorm is reportedly one of the highest earners at the Liberty Stadium and new boss Garry Monk is reluctantly prepared to sell the goalkeeper to rid his £35,000-a-week salary from the club’s wage bill.
Lukasz Fabianski will reject a new Arsenal contract and is now on Monk’s radar,who plans to persuade the Polish international to move to Wales.