Spurs complete van der Vaart moveBy: Rob | September 1st, 2010
It was the big story yesterday, two hours before the transfer deadline and just after the Dutchman’s move to Bayern fell through, Harry Redknapp swooped and tried to pick up Rafael van der Vaart from Real Madrid for a measly £8m. Everyone was a bit unsure whether he got the deal done on time, but it has officially been ratified by the Premier League, so he’s all good.
Side thought – must be weird as a footballer on transfer deadline day. You’re negotiating moving your whole family out to Germany or whatever, and then that falls through, so you’re still in Madrid, and then two hours before the deadline, you find you have a chance to go play and live in London. That’s presumably alot to process so quickly if it really works as we’re told it does.
Anyway, VdV brings a whole load of top tier experience to Spurs (captaining your country during the World Cup Final, doesn’t get bigger than that), and £8m seems absurdly cheap these days. Be interesting to see how he settles in.