Emirates Stadium boss hopes to lure White Hart Lane playmaker across North London.
Arsenal are reportedly considering launching an astonishing bid to sign Tottenham playmaker Rafael Van der Vaart. Arsene Wenger is thought to be a big admirer of the Dutch international and persuade the midfielder to make a controversial move across North London.
Many sources have stated in recent weeks that the 28 year old is unsettled at White Hart Lane and this has led to speculation that Van der Vaart could leave Tottenham with a number of club’s said to be very interested in signing the former Ajax, Hamburg and Real Madrid man with the likes of AC Milan and Juventus also said to be keen on the talented goal scoring midfielder.
Van der Vaart had an excellent first season in the Premier League, notching up 15 goals in all competitions following his surprise £8m move from the Bernabeu to Tottenham but he is said to now be considering his options having seen his side fail to retain their spot in the top four whilst also failing to make significant additions in the summer.
Wenger is looking for further creative additions to his midfield following the sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri to Barcelona and Man City respectively and is thought to be weighing up an offer in the region of £16m for the Spurs man, an offer that may well be rejected by Redknapp but could lead to Rafael Van der Vaart being tempted to move to Arsenal.
Van der Vaart netted three goals in the two North London derbies last term and knows all to well just how such a move would go down with Tottenham fans but if by January he feels that his side is no nearer to breaking back into the top four and with Luka Modric having previously made it clear he wanted a move to Chelsea, then perhaps a move to Arsenal is not totally implausible.
Indeed such a move could of course depend on whether Wenger can push his side back up the table after a poor start to the season but given that Arsenal have consistently qualified for Champions League football one would imagine that they should begin to restore the position among the front runners before too long.
Wenger had been strongly linked with a move to sign Van der Vaart during his tempestuous spell in Spain and indeed fellow Dutch international Robin Van Persie had personally pleaded with his boss to sign the midfielder and perhaps a deal could still become a reality.