Sky is the limit for Tottenham says former goalkeeper
PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 June 2019
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Dutchman Michel Vorm heaped praise on the club and coach Toni Jimenez after his departure last week
Michel Vorm says sky is the limit for Spurs after he exited the club last Friday.
The Netherlands goalkeeper had been at Hotspur Way for five years and played 47 times in all competitions, with his last outing as a substitute in October away to PSV in the group stage of the Champions League.
Vorm was back-up to Hugo Lloris for most of his spell at Tottenham Hotspur, but was eventually relegated behind Paulo Gazzaniga this season.
Nevertheless, the former Swansea stopper only had positives to note after he bid farewell to Spurs last week.
He said: "I just want to say thanks to everyone involved at Tottenham Hotspur for this amazing experience.
"From the kit man, medical staff, management and fans to all the players, the chairman and the press officer. I've learnt and seen a lot.
"I'm so proud to have been part of this club and seen it grow. There is so much more to come, the sky is the limit.
"A special thanks to Toni Jimenez, the goalkeeper coach, thanks for everything. It has been a real pleasure to work with you."
Vorm was always expected to depart this summer and he could be joined by Spaniard Fernando Llorente.
The forward, who played a pivotal role in the Champions League for Spurs, is out of contract on June 30.
He could still be offered a new deal, but as things stand he will move on as well and it will be an interesting and busy summer for Tottenham.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to add fresh blood to the squad after 18 months without any additions since Lucas Moura joined in January 2018.
A way of raising funds to do that could include selling players and Christian Eriksen will come under that possible category following his recent comments about his future.
He told Danish magazine Ekstra Bladet: "I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham.
"But I have also said that I would like to try something new. I hope there will be a clarification during summer."
If Eriksen departs, Spurs would expect to get a sizeable fee for the Denmark attacker, who has been at the club since August 2013.
The money received could enable Pochettino's squad to challenge for the Premier League title again, like they did in 2017, but to do that and make sure sky is the limit they need reinforcements.
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