Follow Michel Vorm's lead, urges Swansea City striker Danny Graham
SWANSEA City striker Danny Graham believes Michel Vorm's decision to sign a contract extension will encourage others to turn down the advances of the Premier League's big boys.
Swansea paid Dutch side Utrecht £1.5 million for the goalkeeper last summer and he showed his class by winning three of the club's end of season awards.
That led to interest from a host of clubs, with Manchester United and Chelsea among those mentioned, but the 28-year-old decided to commit his long-term future to Swansea by signing a new four-year contract.
Graham told goalkeepers' website GK Icon: "Michel has been unbelievable since he joined the club. Swansea made a big thing about losing Dorus De Vries and how they would replace him when he joined Wolves.
"Swansea like to use their goalkeeper as another outfield player and he has come in and been superb. He has every attribute to be a top, top goalkeeper. We are hoping that Michel signing will encourage others to do the same.
"The chairman has acted quickly in giving Michel a new deal. Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor and several others are also being sorted out.
"Michel stated he wanted to stay because he can see something special happening.
"For Michel to say that when he has been linked with some top teams is a great thing and hopefully the chairman can use that to his advantage and tie down some more players on contracts, and bring other players in to help the squad move forward."
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