Barcelona make Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm a summer transfer target for the club.
Reports in the Daily Star are linking Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm with a shock move to the Nou Camp.
Barcelona could be looking for a new number one, with Victor Valdes suggesting to FourFourTwo he may want a move in the opposite direction by coming to the Premier League – Arsenal being the likely destination.
Speculation started on Valdes’ future at Barca when the Spaniard refused to sign a new contract at the club. The Catalans therefore may look to cash in on the ‘keeper this summer while he still has 12 months remaining on his current deal.
It is suggested Vorm would fit the bill at the Nou Camp as Barca like to build attacks from the back and to do that they need a goalie who is comfortable on the ball.
At Swansea they like to adopt a free-flowing passing style that emulates that of Barcelona and it is thought the 29-year-old could transfer his skills from the Liberty Stadium to the Spanish coast.
Vorm has been a stalwart in the Swans team since joining from FC Utrecht for £1.5m in the club’s return to the top flight in August 2011.
The Dutchman has played 59 games for the Welsh side during his two seasons at the club, impressing many onlookers of the Premier League and earning a place in the Netherlands squad for Euro 2012.
The ‘keeper has kept five clean sheets so far this season for Swansea and with the club looking to build on their Capital One Cup success this year, they will be hoping to keep hold of their star goalkeeper.
However if Barcelona come knocking that may prove to be difficult.