Redknapp eying up talented Real Madrid reject.
Harry Redknapp is already toying with the idea of bundling a brown paper and string wrapped parcel containing Dutch disappointment Rafael van der Vaart into the boot of his Colonial Biscuit leather upholstered saloon. Van der Vaart could be available for £10m. (Guardian)
You have to feel sorry for Rafael Van der Vaart, sure he’s got a very hot wife (Link) and he probably earns millions a year, but at the same time he has been led a merry dance by his Spanish employers. Most of his Dutch colleagues at Real Madrid opted to leave in search of regular first team football, Robben, Sneijder and Huntelaar all left but Rafael was told he had a future at the club and that he should stay put because first team football was coming his way. They lied.
Thus far this season the former Ajax man has taken part in just one match when he came on for Guti for the final nine minutes of the last game against Villarreal. Understandably many have suggested he leaves in January and of course Tottenham are looking for a attacking central midfielder, according to Harry Redknapp at least, who believes the club doesn’t have a great deal of strength in depth in this area of the pitch.
The north London club of course sent a delegation to Madrid to inquire about the club’s Dutch contingent and have been regularly linked with a move for Ruud Van Nistlerooy. If Redknapp could snap up Rafael Van der Vaart for the £10m price tag quoted then it would be a masterful bit of investment.