Rumours abound that Liverpool are planning on backing up Simon Mignolet with Dutch stopper Michel Vorm from next season with Pepe Reina seemingly set to stay at Napoli after a successful loan spell in Serie A.
Financing Brendan Rodgers latest scheme will cost around £5m and will spark a chain reaction of goalkeeper sales that will reverberate all the way down the ladder of English football.
Should Swansea sell Vorm, they’ll be minus a number one net minder.
Fear not Swans fans, for the south Wales side have Reading’s England Under-21 stopper Alex McCarthy on their radar in preparation for such an eventuality.
They’d have to invest £3m of the money generated from the sale of their Dutch keeper in order to snare the 24-year-old though.
Where the Royals will look in order to replace their chief warden of the onion bag remains unidentified, but all will become clear in the near future with Rodgers intent on working with Vorm again according to reports in the Express.
The same paper moots that the Ulsterman would rather a reunion with the Swansea star as opposed to placing faith in sought-after Nottingham Forest man Karl Darlow and given Vorm’s vast European and Premier League experience, it’s easy to see why.
Despite the Swans’ substandard season in the top-tier, their 30-year-old first-choice still managed seven shut outs in 26 appearances, averaging 2.04 saves per outing.
Garry Monk’s men mustered just three clean sheets across all competitions when Vorm was absent.
The heir to his throne at the Liberty Stadium was even more impressive in Reading’s play-off near miss in the second tier last term.
McCarthy kept 12 clean sheets from his 44 outings, averaging 3.34 saves every time he got in between the sticks.
Regarded by several as one of the finest stoppers stationed outside of the Premier League, Swansea could do far worse should Vorm be swayed by the allure of Champions League football at Anfield next term.