Real offer 20 mln euros for van der Vaart
Real Madrid have offered 20 million euros (31.4 million dollars) to sign Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart for five seasons, Spanish sports daily Marca said Thursday.
The report comes one day after rival sports daily AS reported that the Spanish champions’ cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid had offered 15 million euros for the 25-year-old Dutch international.
Real Madrid and the Dutch player are in “total” agreement over the transfer, Marca reported without citing sources.
Last week Hamburg’s new coach, Dutchman Martin Jol, said he was counting on the midfielder for the next season which gets underway in mid-August.
Van der Vaart, who joined Hamburg in 2005 and has a contract until 2010, has said that he would like to play in Spain.
“Spain is my preference because my mother Lolita is Spanish,” he told Focus magazine in January.
The player wanted to join Spanish side Valencia last season but the management of the German team refused to give the move the green light.
Ok first I want to say is that,Thank you Madrid for going over Ronaldo,we don’t need him as Robinho is better than him. As for Van DerVaart.Imust admit great player, but with Granero and De la Red back at Real, and Daniel Parejo in reserves we should really think of signing a striker.
This is getting a bit confusing now, I think Real Madrid are begining to loose patience over their Ronaldo persuit as Ronaldo futher delays his decision. So I am happy now that Real Madrid are trying to sign some possible targets apart from Ronaldo before they get out of hand.
I think Van der Vaart would be a good signing not a great signing. I think he is a bit old now at 26, I think Diego who is only 23 would be a much better choice, Diego has also played in the Champions League and has performed well against Real