Van Der Vaart claims Liverpool snub


Rafael Van Der Vaart

Rafael Van Der Vaart has claimed he snubbed Liverpool in order to join the Tottenham set up this summer.

Van Der Vaart made a last minute switch to White Hart Lane before the transfer window slammed shut, signalling the most dramatic signing of the season.

Harry Redknapp claimed that it was Bayern Munich who had fallen short in their bid to sign the midfield schemer, but the player himself claims he was the subject of interest from Liverpool.

“Liverpool were interested. Bayern were not interested.

“In the end, you have to have a good feeling and with this manager, I got a good feeling. I am happy and I am going to Spurs.

“I am going to give it my best and hopefully I will play a lot of games and be important for the team. I hope to get a lot of goals and have a lot of fun.”

Van Der Vaart was also swayed by the opinions of his Dutch colleagues already plying their trade in the Premier League, and wanted to test himself in England.

“They were always telling me, ‘You have to come to England.’

“Now it’s happened and I am really looking forward to playing against Dirk (Kuyt), against Nigel (De Jong), against (John) Heitinga.”

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