Swansea’s Vorm thinks he’s good enough for the Spanish giants.
Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm had admitted that a transfer to Barcelona would certainly tempt the Dutchman to leave the Liberty Stadium.
Vorm was touted a replacement for Victor Valdes this summer, but the Spaniard has decided to stay at the Nou Camp for one more year and will leave when the ‘keeper’s contract is up in 12 months time.
Therefore another good season for the Swans could see the 29-year-old in the frame to take over the spot between the sticks for Barca and the Netherlands international certainly thinks he’s good enough.
“There has never been a specific club, but if I am to believe the stories then Barcelona have been following me. Whether I’m good enough? Yeah, I’m good enough,” Vorm was quoted in the Daily Star.
The stopper joined Swansea from FC Utrecht for £1.5m in the summer of 2011 when the Welsh club were promoted to the Premier League.
Vorm impressed fans and pundits alike during that first campaign and has since gone onto make 66 appearances for the Swans in all competitions.
It would be a fairly left-field choice if Barca were to make a move for the Dutch ‘keeper, with Liverpool’s Pepe Reina considered to be a more likely target.
Reina is out-of-favour at Anfield following the arrival of Simon Mignolet from Sunderland and the Spaniard is spending the 2013/14 campaign on-loan at Napoli.
However, if the Catalans did come knocking for Vorm then it would clearly tempt the ‘keeper and Swansea would be very harsh to deny him the move to La Liga.