ESPNSTAR.com today reports that Rafael van der Vaart wants to remain at White Hart Lane for the rest of his career.
The Dutch playmaker has been a revelation since joining for £8m from Spanish giants Real Madrid in the summer, scoring 11 goals in all competitions. Van der Vaart is apparently so settled in London he is looking to see out the remaining three and half years on his contract and then on until the end of his career.
The player also told the website that he is delighted with the arrival of David Beckham to the club.
Ferdi has Beckham doubts.
However, according to ESPN soccer net, current coach at the club and former Tottenham Hotspur striker Les Ferdinand believes the club’s attempt to sign the former England captain may unsettle the dressing room.
Spurs’ form this year has seen them climb to fourth in the table, but Ferdinand fears there will be mixed reactions amongst different players within the side and doubts whether Beckham could bring anything worthwhile to Harry Redknapp’s squad.
He said: “There may be some unsure what a 35-year-old is going to give the team, but his professionalism is not in question.”
Stadium bid strong.
With most Tottenham Hotspur supporters showing negativity towards the club’s proposed move to the Olympic stadium in Stratford, the club has urged fans that the bid does have its economic strengths.
Stadium planners have revealed plans to knock down the current stadium after the 2012 London Olympics, to remove the running track and build a new stadium built for the purpose of football.
The Guardian writes that the club see the bid as a piece of economic certainty, and are urging the fans to use their brains before committing themselves wholly to any development of White Hart Lane.