Swansea City this morning announced the signing of former Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, seemingly paving the way for Michel Vorm to leave the Welsh club this summer.
Vorm, the 30-year-old Dutch keeper, has long been linked with Liverpool and The Liverpool Echo last week reported that Vorm was one of manager Brendan Rodgers’ top targets this summer.
Fabianski, having been back-up at Arsenal for the majority of his career won’t have joined the Swans to be anything other than first choice.
BBC Sport report today “Swansea insist Liverpool have not been in touch over Vorm, who has two years to run on his contract, but Fabianski’s arrival could alter the situation significantly.”
“Liverpool believe Vorm could be available for as little as £5m this summer, with Swansea reluctantly willing to cash in on one of their biggest earners,” wrote Echo reporter Neil Jones recently.
The player’s agent is quoted today saying of a potential move: “We don’t know. There is nothing concrete at the moment.”
Speaking before the friendly with Shamrock Rovers, Rodgers outlined his desire to sign another keeper this summer.
If Vorm were to arrive, he would offer strong competition for the no.1 position with Simon Mignolet.