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Vorm Signs 3-Year Deal To Join Swansea City

Swansea City have pulled off a remarkable signing by securing the services of Dutch number 2 goalkeeper Michel Vorm from FC Utrecht.

As Vital Swansea revealed this week, the shot stopper said he 'couldn't wait' to sign for what was an 'ambitious club'. Although we did report that he was due in on Thursday to complete the move, he was able to sign on the dotted line a day earlier due to the England vs Holland international friendly match being called off due to the recent riots in London.

The 27 year-old completed a medical today before signing a three-year contract to complete his 1.5m move from Dutch top division side FC Utrecht.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has been looking for a replacement for fellow Dutch goalkeeper Dorus de Vries for a number of weeks now and after failing to sign Fulham's David Stockdale and Nottingham Forest's Lee Camp, he has brought in a shot-stopper with bundles of quality to give us a big boost ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

Vorm said he was delighted to join the Swans:

'I've spoken with guys like Nigel de Jong, Robin van Persie, Rafael van der Vaart and Ruud van Nistelrooy and they all same the same - the Premier League is a beautiful place,'

'The Premier League is the biggest league in the world and to be part of it is a massive opportunity.

'It is a huge challenge for the club because we are new to the league, but it is a fresh challenge too.

'So I'm delighted to get everything sorted at Swansea. I can already sense the great feeling of pride and excitement around the city. It's going to be an exciting season.'


Vorm said the style of football Swansea City play was a big attraction for him:

'When Cedric came here I was watching on the internet and looking out for all of Swansea's results,'

'I don't know anything about the other clubs in the Championship last season, but I know a lot about Swansea.

'The style is very much the same as we like to play in Holland, and similar to Spain, and that is a major attraction for me.

'The manager wants to play the right way, and he and the club showed that they really wanted me. That is very important.

'I also felt straight away how close everyone is here. It is similar to Utrecht - a close, family club.

'That will help us in the Premier League. We need to be fighting together and if we keep the same style as the club had last season then I can't see why we won't surprise a lot of people.'


Vorm is also hoping that he can help his chances at international level by playing well for his new club:

'I know Dorus was very popular here, and he did very well,'

'Dorus got a move to Wolves, so that leaves an opportunity.

'Hopefully I will take that opportunity. I know I will fit into the style at Swansea - it's not like the other British clubs where the goalkeeper is told to hit it down the pitch.

'So if I can impress here then hopefully I can help my chances with the Dutch national team.

'But, firstly, I have to play well for Swansea and help the team in the Premier League.'


Swansea fans will be happy to know that Vorm is well known for his penalty saving ability, as well as quick reactions inside the box. He's a very solid goalkeeper with an excellent all-round game who should suit in perfectly with Brendan Rodgers' squad.






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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 10 2011

Time: 10:15PM

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