After a quiet period following the rumours of a move to Schalke 04, Rafael van der Vaart has spoken about the stories of a summer transfer to the German side. While a few reports carried the headline that he had pledged his future to Spurs, this is what VDV is quoted as saying.
I don’t know. Actually, I want to stay at Tottenham,” he told Bild. “But in football you never know.
“I spent three years living in Hamburg and had a wonderful time at HSV. My wife, Sylvie, works there and we have many friends who live in your country.”
While it stops short of a complete denial is there anything we can read into that? Maybe Rafa was just being polite to the German press but time will presumably tell.