Tottenham star Rafael van der Vaart has committed his future to the club despite links with a return to Germany and is eyeing a title tilt this season.
The Dutch midfielder had been heavily linked with a return to Germany with Schalke and Hamburg said to be interested. The 29-year-old has moved to dismiss the rumours and is focused on delivering silverware back to White Hart Lane.
He said in The Sun: “My place is at Spurs. I want to win the title with this club. Each summer my name appears in the transfer market.
“The race for the top four will be a total war from the very first day.”
AVB has already publically spoken about the importance VDV will play on his Spurs team and it looks to have gone down well with Rafa: “The new coach has good plans for me and this is important.
“I have heard excellent reports about AVB.
“We have very good attacking players and if AVB imposes an offensive system the team could be a real spectacle.”
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