Schalke ‘miles apart’ with VDV over deal

by Matthew Harris on July 11, 2012

In amongst all the good news at White Hart Lane in the last week, there is still considerable uncertainty over Rafael van der Vaart’s future. Rumours surrounding the Dutchman began before the Euros as German side Schalke 04 looked to be considering a bid but Rafa’s wage demands seem to have ruled that deal out.

“If we had really wanted to have him then we would have got him,”  Schalke’s ClemensTonnies said. “But it didn’t make any sense because we were miles apart. The topic is over.”

General manager, Horst Heldt, also said: “Van der Vaart has very high quality but despite this, he does not fit our requirements on a number of levels.”

That might seem to indicate that a move was being officially discussed and as such, it might suggest that the door is open for VDV’s old club Hamburg.

Of course, there is always the option to stay at Spurs but there’s been no word yet from player or head coach on this subject. Do you want VDV in the squad as part of the new AVB revolution?

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