‘I am very happy at Swansea’ – Vorm denies exit rumours

The Dutch goalkeeper insists he is happy to remain at the Liberty Stadium amid speculation he could move to Liverpool, and is looking forward to competing in the Europa League

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm has insisted he is happy at the Liberty Stadium following speculation of a summer departure.

Vorm has been an important figure in Michael Laudrup’s side this season, though Gerhard Tremmel was preferred in the Capital One Cup, and has constantly been linked with moves away from the club.

The 29-year-old appeared to be open to a reunion with former Swans boss and current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers during a recent interview, but now claims the quotes were taken out of context.

“The comments that came out of the interview from the Dutch press have been lost in translation,” Vorm told the club’s official website.

“They asked me about Brendan and I said I enjoyed working under him. Of course I did, he was the man that brought me here and we had a successful season.

“But I did not say I wanted to go to Liverpool or anywhere else – I am very happy here at Swansea. Not once have I told my agent or the chairman Huw Jenkins that I want to leave here.”

Vorm has been linked with a host of moves away including transfers to Manchester United and Barcelona – a move to the Spanish giants only heightened by his family visit to the Catalan city last weekend.

Yet the Swans goalkeeper put an end to speculation linking him with a move to the Nou Camp and insisted he was looking forward to taking part in Swansea’s adventure in Europe next season.

He continued: “The Barcelona story was a shock to me. It’s quite funny when I think about it, because I had a couple of days free so I wanted to fly somewhere close and sunny, so my family went to Barcelona.

“This season has been incredible for us. We are doing so well in the league and, of course, we won the Capital One Cup which means we are playing in Europe next season.

“Everyone is looking forward to being a part of that adventure – myself included – but first of all we must ensure that we finish this season strongly.”

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