Van der Vaart up for sale?

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp may sell Rafael Van der Vaart in the summer because the Dutchman’s lack of mobility places restrictions on the team’s formation.

Well, that’s what The People are reporting today.  Take a look at their report below and leave your comments:-

TOTTENHAM boss Harry Redknapp is ready to pull off a shock transfer deal this summer – and sell Dutch master Rafael van der Vaart.

The 28-year-old has become a Spurs idol since joining from Real Madrid in a surprise move at the start of the season, but there are growing doubts about his long-term future.

The classy star’s style has endeared him to the supporters, particularly during home matches, but it also means Redknapp is restricted to the formation he can play.

Van der Vaart’s lack of mobility, caused by ongoing injury concerns, means he can often be a handicap to the Spurs chief’s planning, forcing Redknapp to play with only one main and goalscoring striker.

Tottenham will not admit the problem in public, but the word has flashed round top European clubs that they might entertain a sale for the attacking midfielder in their next upheaval.

Redknapp is unhappy that his forwards have not produced enough goals this season, and the Dutchman’s in-and-out appearances and role in the Spurs set-up have caused disruption.

The Tottenham boss is looking everywhere for new forwards but might be able to field only one at a time in order to accommodate Van der Vaart.

People Sport understands that if the right bid comes in for the wandering Dutchman then he could leave White Hart Lane – as long as Redknapp knows who he can bring in to replace him.

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  1. No problems with this as i feel he has been the reason we have struggled sometimes this season and its not a poke at him .We do not have the strikers to suit him so lets start again and go get Eto and Falcao and add two more and start the new season fresh .Add to that Parker and the centre back at Bolton and we can look forward to a real run at 4th next season.

  2. The problem isn’t VDV its harry not playing him behind the striker which is where he played at the start of the season and shone

  3. Selling VDV means harry wants to play 4.4.2 so lennon can play on the right. I wouldn’t mind if he left cause he doesn’t run fast but he does work hard against the big teams. If we sell him I reckon we can get around £16million for him

  4. I won’t cry if he goes. He doesn’t fit into a 4-4-2 as he’s not quick enough to play on the wing and he can’t tackle to play in the centre. It doesn’t work playing him in a 4-4-1-1 because he doesn’t follow instructions and play off the front man, he wanders off wherever he feels like and we don’t have a striker good enough to link up with him.

  5. VDV is the reason that the strikers havent got the goals. Defoe and Crouch got 37 goals with 4-4-2 last season. VDV needs to move on.

  6. I could live with that . He’s a great talent but VDVs good form has come at the expense of the team. At least his stock will be high`. We should swap him with a Quality striker or Centre half.Keep Modric ,Bale,Lennon and Sandro (this is important).Clear out the deadwood and sadly King and Woody.

  7. its rubbish to think a class player can't fit in but is vdv a class act? thats the question, if he is lets build the team round him if not let him go. If real let him move it means hes not the bizz maybe.We're shit so we have to have a rethink.I reckon we should bang a side together with a lot of our promising youngsters who can nearly do the bizz and put in some old heads to steady it all up.We cant keep buying foreigners who are not really there.

  8. Not sure about the story but Harry said he wanted to sign a strong striker like Carroll or Aderbayour to lead the line. He only found out the club had signed VDV after the event.

    ” ‘I’ve got a present for you,’ is the line Levy reportedly used when he telephoned Redknapp at 4pm on deadline day to reveal he might be able to wrap up a deal with Real Madrid for Rafael van der Vaart.”

  9. GET RID AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ,HE'S FUCKED UP THE TEAM AND IS NOT ALL THAT EITHER ,he must go this summer if Redknapp is to regain my faith

  10. I think Harry errs on the side of picking the best 11 players rather than the best team. It is the best team that is most important, and Harry seems to have struggled this season.

    It's understandable, how do you leave VDV out for example?
    Harry has gone for the play them all option and we'll simply score more than the opposition. This worked at the start of the season when everybody had lots of energy, but in the latter half of the season we just have not been able to keep coming back from a goal or two down to win. Harry has often set the team up so unnecessarily open. We, and he, have really blown it this season.

    Anyway, new formation and SYSTEM? 4-3-3? 4-2-?-? ?

  11. I DON`T THINK HIS LOSS WOULD BE A BIG HEADACHE THE GUY IS CLASS AND NEEDS TO PLAY IN A CLASS TEAM , AND THEN YOU THINK HEY REAL MADRID ARE AS CLASS AS YOU CAN GET WHATS WRONG HERE WHY WAS HE LET GO FROM MADRIDS CLUTCHES , THE ANSWER MIGHT BE HARD FOR US HUMANOIDS TO GRASP BUT FOR A TOP COACH LIKE HARRY AND THE CHOSEN ONE THEY KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS ALLRIGHT AND AT A WILD GUESS I WOULD SAY VDV IS A SELFISH PLAYER AND LOVES THE LIMELIGHT AND THE GLORY ON THE PITCH HE MIGHT JUST ALSO BE A DISRUPTIVE PLAYER SO THAT MAKES HIM IN MY EYES A PLAYER WHO IS NOT A TEAM PLAYER AND WILL NEVER FIT INTO ANY SIDE , SELL HIM HARRY AND PICK UP A TEAM PLAYING MIDFIELDER LIKE YOUR NEPHEW FRANK .

  12. i think rafa is agreat player and its not his fault that defoe and crouch aint scorein its the players them selves i say sell crouch and defoe and bring in drogba,hulk or i hate to write this but adebayor but def need to sell players like jenas,bentley,woody out of contract,keane,king retire,bassong,charlie,but bring in better players maybe gary cahill,micah richards,parker,marin,and harry to keep fafa modric,bale, yid army

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