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Daily Mail Jul 24, 2015

Real Madrid signing Gareth Bale for £86million was surprising, says former Tottenham team-mate Rafael van der Vaart

Rafael van der Vaart has revealed he was surprised by the rapid progress of Gareth Bale that resulted in Real Madrid paying Tottenham Hotspur a world-record transfer fee for the Welshman in 2013.
The Fighting Cock Jul 23, 2015

Van der Vaart and the gift of fun

SawboSpur1882 from the forum looks at Rafa and remembers the joy he brought to us all. Van der Vaart loved the thrill of scoring and we loved him for that. Forget his hamstrings, his fitness and his faults, remember the joy.
Cartilage Free Captain Jul 22, 2015

Rafael Van Der Vaart calls leaving Tottenham "the most stupid" decision of his career

We loved you right back, Rafa. But it was time for you to go. When Rafael van der Vaart left Tottenham Hotspur in 2012, he left as one of the most popular Tottenham players in recent memory. Signed from Real Madrid just before the close of the transfer window in 2010, Rafa was an instant hit at White Hart Lane, scoring 24 goals in 63 matches and having an immediate impact on the squad. Now having recently signed with Real Betis, Rafa addressed his time at Tottenham in an exclusive interview in the Mirror. There, he talked about how leaving Spurs continues to be a decision that he regrets,...

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