Tottenham agreed on Michel Vorm extension, it looks like a mistake

Spurs goalkeeper Michel Vorm reacts during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on April 5, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Tottenham star Michel Vorm was on the losing side again.

Michel Vorm of Tottenham Hotspur congratulates Mauro Icardi of FC Internazionale after the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Internazionale and Tottenham Hotspur at San...

Tottenham Hotspur have lost three games in a row, following last night's late collapse against Inter Milan.

The common denominator is Michel Vorm has played in all of them, and did not play in the preceding three games they won.

Last night Vorm stood rooted to the spot as Inter scored a late headed goal, showing no command of his box at all from the late set piece.

 

Clearly Hugo Lloris cannot return from injury quickly enough, but perhaps Tottenham made a mistake renewing Vorm's deal this summer?

Vorm had been due to become a free agent in June before Spurs exercised their option to renew his contract by another year.

Michel Vorm of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Internazionale and Tottenham Hotspur at San Siro Stadium on September 18, 2018 in...

The Dutchman has been a fairly reliable back up in recent seasons. Perhaps they should have gone in another direction.

Tottenham already have Paulo Gazzaniga as a third choice, and could have taken their chances with him.

Another option would have been to promote one of their talented youth goalkeepers like Brandon Austin, or a novel idea for Tottenham nowadays, sign another player to back up Hugo Lloris.

Instead Spurs went for the easy option, renewing Vorm's deal, and it right now it looks like they should have gone in another direction.

Tottenham's Dutch goalkeeper Michel Vorm grabs the ball during the UEFA Champions League group stage football match Inter Milan vs Tottenham on September 18, 2018 at the San Siro stadium...

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