Swans Swansea City Michel Vorm Spurs Totenham

27th May 2016
Swansea City has won its case with the Court of Arbitration for Sport regarding the transfer of goalkeeper Michel Vorm to Tottenham Hotspur.
Dutch side Utrecht took the case to CAS after disputing it was a free transfer. Utrecht, who sold Vorm to Swansea in 2011 for £1.75m, claimed that they were due an additional transfer fee from Swansea as part of a 30 per cent sell-on clause.
Utrecht disputed Swansea's claim that Vorm had been transferred to Spurs for free as it formed part of an overall transfer deal that saw Ben Davies move to White Hart Lane and Gylfi Sigurdsson travel in the opposite direction to the Liberty Stadium.
Vorm's departure came after the Swans had signed goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Arsenal.
Despite the fact that Utrecht also lost its appeal to Fifa, they took the matter to CAS in Switzerland.
Utrecht made a claim for the original Fifa judgement to be set aside; compensation totalling £1.27m Euros (plus interest) and all court costs.
However, Utrecht lost all three claims and the CAS concluded that Swansea's free transfer of Vorm to Spurs was legitimate.
Swansea City now deems this matter closed and would like to thank Fifa and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the professional manner they have dealt with the unsuccessful claim from Utrecht.