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Swansea reported to FIFA by Utrecht over Michel Vorm transfer fee

Ed Ran
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Modified 12 Aug 2014, 12:30 IST
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Michel Vorm left Swansea to join Tottenham Hotspur

Dutch Eredivisie club Utrecht have complained to FIFA after EPL side Swansea sold goalkeeper Michel Vorm to Tottenham hotspur.

Vorm, who played for Utrecht between 2005 and 2011, was sold to Swansea in a deal where the Dutch club would get 30% of his transfer fee if he was sold to another club.

The goalkeeper had joined the Welsh club in 2011 for a fee of approximately £1.5m. And Utrecht now claim that they haven’t received 30% of the transfer fee after Vorm was sold to Tottenham.

Vorm was let go on a ‘free transfer’, Utrecht claim he had two years left

Utrecht General manager Wilco van Schaik claims that Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said Vorm was let go “for free”.

He said: “That's unbelievable and unacceptable.”

“Michel is a very reliable goalkeeper in the Premier League. He is 30 years old, in the prime of his life. He still had a two-year contract and has a good reputation.”

“Besides that, he's a solid member of the Dutch squad. We want to have the 30% as we agreed.” he added.

Swansea: No issues with Vorm transfer

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Before the club was reported to FIFA, Swansea City responded to the claims saying Vorm’s transfer was “conducted and concluded correctly”, adhering to all the Premier League rules.

A spokeperson said: “It was approved by the Premier League and also FIFA via their TMS system,”

“While we have been in contact with Utrecht as a matter of courtesy, we will continue to conduct our business in the best interest of our football club and our supporters and not based on the views of other clubs.”

“The club will not be commenting further on this matter.”

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Published 12 Aug 2014, 09:29 IST
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