Man Utd Move For Rafa van der Vaart?
Manchester United are lining up a surprise move for Tottenham play maker Rafael van der Vaart. The Dutchman has been strongly linked with a move this summer.
As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news. Today, Man Utd are linked with a move for Rafael van der Vaart.
Manchester United are lining up a surprise move for Tottenham’s Rafael van der Vaart, according to the Daily Mail.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to be keen on adding more creativity to his side after missing out on Brazilian starlet Lucas Moura, who joined PSG earlier this month.
Van der Vaart has been strongly linked with a move to former side Hamburg this summer, but the Germans interest has cooled in recent days.
The 29-year-old has seen his place in Andre Villas-Boas’ side come under threat by the arrival of Gylfi Sigursson this summer and the Mail claim Fergie is ready to offer him a way out of White Hart Lane.
The Scot is understood to want Van der Vaart to fill the creative void in his midfield and become a mentor for Tom Cleverley to learn from. The Holland international joined Spurs in 2010 from Spanish giants Real Madrid and has been a huge success, scoring 24 goals in 62 appearances for the Lillywhites.
AVB has recently claimed the Dutchman still has a role to play in north London but hinted that anything can happen during the final stages of the transfer window.
‘I’m not sure if Hamburg are interested but he’s a player who at the moment is not for sale. Anything can happen but he’s a player we are counting on.
‘Rafa was very unlucky because when he came from his vacation after the Euros he got injured in the game against LA Galaxy so he missed most of our pre-season in America and Sigurdsson was with us all pre-season,’
Villas-Boas is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail
However, Fergie has claimed in his Friday press conference that he is finished in the transfer window, pouring cold water on the Daily Mail’s report linking him with Van der Vaart:
“We definitely won’t be buying anyone,”
Ferguson is quoted as saying by the BBC.
It’s highly plausible Ferguson is telling a little white lie here, and you wouldn’t bet against him making another late move in the market. But could that man be Van der Vaart?
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