Why Would Newcastle Be Interested In Michel Vorm?

News today that Newcastle United are interested in Swansea City’s Dutch International goalkeeper Michel Vorm.

Michel Vorm – Swansea’s excellent Dutch goalkeeper

But Newcastle already have a top Dutch International goalkeeper in 23 year-old Tim Krul,  and he’s five years younger than Michel.

Don’t get us wrong,  we’ve been very impressed with Vorm in the Premier League this season, and he is the number two Dutch goalkeeper behind Roma’s 29 year-old Maarten Stekelenburg, with Tim currently third in line.

Athough that could  well change before the Euro 2012 Championships in the summer,  and Tim could find himself between the sticks for Holland in the summer tournament.

Vorm was a great signing for Swansea when he arrived from FC Utrecht for about £1.5M in the  summer, and Michel has performed very well for Swansea, who have been successful in the Premier League, and even beat Arsenal 3-2 last Sunday, and deserved all 3 points.

The Swansea Director  John van Zweden has said the following about Vorm:

 “Chelsea and Newcastle United are interested. Manchester United have asked about him, while Tottenham have cautiously let us know.”

Tim Krul has been at Newcastle since 2005, when he was just 17 year old, and the only two goals Tim has in his football career are to be the Newcastle United number one goalkeeper, and to become the Dutch number one.

Tim has achieved that first goal,  and if he continues with the form he’s shown this season for Newcastle, then he’ll soon be the Dutch number one goalkeeper too.

And Newcastle have just signed Rob Elliot in the summer from Charlton Athletic, and  we still have veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper, although Steve could move on in the summer, either permanently or on loan for the last year of his contract.

The only reason that Newcastle could be looking at Vorm is as a replacement for Krul, who has attracted the interest of some top clubs.

But we don’t think Newcastle are in a selling mood anymore, unless they get ridiculous bids for some of their top players,  like the £35M successful bid Liverpool made for Andy Carroll a year ago.

We think Newcastle’s next goal is to get back into Europe and to make extra revenues that way, and you need a good side to do that, so there’s no way Tim Krul will be sold.

Well, that’s what we’re hoping for, in any case. 😀

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #1


  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #2

    With the quality of keepers we have, it’s the last position we would look at.

  • davybtoon

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #3

    simple answer is were not

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Maybe we’ve had an offer for Tim that Ashley just can’t turn down.

  • hrocks

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #5

    spurs have cautiously let them know!!!!!!!!

    would be the first time arry has done any of his transfer business between the clubs. i thought SSN and press conferences were how he negotiated contracts. complete rubbish

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #6

    I think the newspapers have us confused with any other Premier League club in the top 7 😉

  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #7

    mayb his fosters n harpers replacement

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #8


    It’s from a quote from one of the Swansea board members. Usually though I’d agree with you.

    And how nice does that sound haha? “One of the top 7” 😀

  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #9

    No way. He wouldnt come either. Great keeper though and heaven forbid should Tim leave, Vorm should replace.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #10

    Can anyone tell me…

    Does Ashley still attend home games? He was there most weeks last season, but I never see him anymore

  • Stuart

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #11

    Only reason this would happen is if Krul is off, and I can’t see that happening. Hopefully….

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #12

    In the picture Vorm’s thumb looks so big, it looks like he’s holding a banana (;

  • Stuart

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #13

    With any luck he’s off giving Richard Branson a dutch rudder TDS haha!

  • Lynxie

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #14

    You should never NOT be interested in good players. then when Injuries and suspensions inevitably happen, its a smooth transition and minor impact etc. Vorm is a top keeper, and will have his work cut out in moving Timmy, but thats a healthy position, coz Elliott and Forster are not the answers….

  • Lynxie

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Stuart @13:
    Dutch rudder BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    quality ! LMFAO

  • Beattie25

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #16

    I suppose the real question is why wouldn’t Newcastle be interested in Micheal Vorm?

    Having 2 quality goal keepers would be brilliant and I would think Vorm has a clause in his contract to let him move to a bigger club/club in Europe.

    Lets be fair Harper is getting on, is injured a lot and may be looked at as a long term coaching option rather than playing option, and from what I have seen from Rob Elliot, I wouldn’t like him to play in the Premiership any time soon.

    If we do get into Europe next year we could be playing in 4 competitions, this could be 50+ games and the team is not strong enough to play 38 games at the moment.

    I for one would think adding stength in all departments would be a fantastic idea, but same old people thinkingit means the demise of Krul or ‘we don’t need a keeper’. We do, everywhere needs additions.

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #17

    “Dutch rudder.” Stuart. I just had to Google that. How do you know about that?

  • brobrotwins

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #18

    just sounds like swansea trying to build up his price, we may have asked how much he’d cost ‘id say thats as far as it goes i personaly think we need another decent keeper aint seen enough of elliot to be confident he can fill in .

  • martoon

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #19

    He would not come here to be No2 to Tim when he is No1 at Swansea and above him in the pecking order for the Dutch. Therefore the story is untrue or he is being lined up as a replacement for Tim. Take your pick!

  • Stuart

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Haha dont worry, havent tried it myself. Its in a Seth Rogan film, Zak And Miri Make A Porno lol.

    I thankfully, have never googled it myself, I’m sure that wasnt pleasant haha!

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #21

    We’ve probably had a few clubs ask about Krul.

    Thats why were probably lookin at him.

    If we did sell Krul this guy would be the ideal replacement in my opinion…

  • GeordieDan

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #22

    The only thing I’d take from this is that Man U, Chelski and Spuds all want a keeper and the entire world already knows that.

    NUFC would be stupid not to at least enquire to his price should someone come in for Krul at the last minute (God forbid).

  • shielsy_83

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #23

    tell ya why we would be intersted coz if krul gets injured you might aswell say the we have no back up keeper coz for me rob elliot cannot cut it at this level and it don’t look like harps ganna get anyway near the team however if this article is true its more of admition from the top brass that we gonna lose krul.

  • toonincheek

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Dutch rudder – haven’t heard that one before, so I too had to google it.
    Once I saw, I did NOT check the images or video options!!

  • max

    Jan 17, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #25

    no more selling our top player. and sign new defender quickly!!

  • Szarka

    Jan 17, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Only if Krul goes to Tottenham. But i hope Worm goes there, and Krul stay here.


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