Celtic could be in the market for a new goalkeeper in 2019.
Veteran Dutchman Dorus de Vries is in the final few months of his contract and, after making only a smattering of appearances in two-and-a-bit years at Parkhead, it seems highly unlikely that he will be retained.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers worked with De Vries at Swansea and was left disappointed when the ball-playing ‘keeper left for Wolves in 2011.
The Northern Irishman then replaced De Vries with a young Michel Vorm. And, eight years on, should he consider repeating the trick?
According to the Sun, Vorm is set to bid farewell to Tottenham Hotspur next summer after five years in North London. Like De Vries, the 34-year-old will become a free agent.
Could Rodgers aim to replace the experience of De Vries with a man he described as a ‘top keeper’ after his Swansea City debut seven years ago, as reported by the Independent?
Vorm could be a steal for Celtic and a man genuinely capable of challenging Scott Bain and the 35-year-old Craig Gordon for the starting spot between the sticks.
Speaking to Wales Online in 2012, Vorm was effusive in his praise of Rodgers: “For me, we play some of the best football in the league and I think Brendan Rodgers is the manager of the year."
So would he jump at the chance of working alongside his one-time Swansea manager again?