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Tottenham sign Dutch international Michel Vorm from Swansea

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Dutch international Michel Vorm, has agreed to join Tottenham from Swansea in a three-year deal thought to be in the region of £5 million, as reported by Sky Sports.

The Netherlands international, currently on vacation following his exploits in the World Cup, agreed personal terms with the north London club yesterday and is due to complete his medical today before signing his new deal.

Goalkeeping depth 

The addition of the 30-year old, capped 15-times by his country, provides Mauricio Pochettino plenty of depth in the goalkeeping department after French international stopper, Hugo Lloris, penned a new five-year deal with the club.

Former USA international, 43-year old Brad Friedel, also signed a one-year extension, however it is thought the American will take on more of a coaching role and provide backup if required.

Vorm joined Swansea in 2011 and when questioned by Dutch media about the possibility of playing second fiddle to Lloris, the player reminded the media that Spurs are involved in Europe and that opportunities will be plenty in what will be a long and testing season for the club.

"Every club has two top goalkeepers in their squad," the Dutch keeper told De Telegraaf. "It suits the club's philosophy that there are two of us with Hugo and me. Especially when we see that Tottenham is active in a lot of competitions."

More dealings

Both Swansea and Tottenham are currently Stateside on pre-season tours, however negotiations have continued between the two clubs over three players. 

Highly rated left-back, Ben Davies, has already joined up with the Tottenham squad in Toronto, with Spurs attacker, Gylfi Sigurdsson, set to go the other way in what appears to be a swap deal between the two clubs.

Marquee signing

Despite the arrival of both Davies and Vorm, the Spurs faithful will still feel unsatisfied with the clubs transfer activity thus far and will be hoping Levy can pull off what will be viewed as their marquee signing if they can land £25 million attacking French international Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad.

The winger has attracted plenty of attention following the recent World Cup in Brazil however the club face stiff competition to sign the player from Champions League club Monaco.

Spurs have been on the lookout for a similar player to Gareth Bale, and it is thought club officials at White Heart Lane have identified Griezmann as the player that could fill the void left by the Welshman following his departure to Real Madrid last season.

Griezmann is an attacking winger that has the ability to drift inside and score goals, as showcased in the World Cup and his previous season with Sociedad, which saw him score 20-goals for the San Sebastian based club.

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Monaco are also looking for a player of Griezmann's credentials, especially considering the departure of James Rodriguez to Real Madrid.

Money will be no problem for the Principality based club and the opportunity of playing in the Champions League could tip the balance in their favour.

That said, Premier League football could be the bigger draw card at this stage, and club officials will be hoping that his French captain, Hugo Lloris, could help persuade Griezmann to join Mauricio Pochettino's team.

Vorm will provide stiff competition to Lloris

Adding to this, another international team-mate, Morgan Schneiderlin, has openly expressed an interest in joining his former manager Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham from Southampton.

Schneiderlin's comments have given his former manager something to think about and it is thought that Spurs are willing to meet the £18 million Southampton want for the player.

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