Date: 19th December 2018 at 8:00am
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Dean Smith is on the hunt for a goalkeeper in January as he doesn’t trust Orjan Nyland between the sticks. Aston Villa are keen on a short-term deal and permanent switch, having been linked with a loan move for Burnley’s Tom Heaton and a permanent deal for Newcastle’s Karl Darlow. But could Michel Vorm be an option?

The Dutch international has an uncertain future with Tottenham after falling third in the pecking order under Mauricio Pochettino. His lack of appearances this season could lead to Vorm seeking a move in January and Villa could capitalise on the situation. The 35-year-old has made 47 appearances in all competitions since joining Tottenham from Swansea City in 2016.

Vorm’s contract expires next summer so he’ll be free to seek a permanent move away from Spurs when the 2018/19 season comes to a close. He may be open to playing for another side on loan for the final six months of his Tottenham contract, potentially to put himself in the shop window for next summer, which could be music to Smith’s ears.

With Nyland conceding 30 goals in 20 Championship games this season and having been inconsistent since joining from FC Ingolstadt, the Villa boss wants a more reliable figure in goal.

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