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Van der Vaart confirms he'll leave Real Madrid


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...and the natural understudy for Frank, hopefully.

Its encouraging that we are the most ambitious of all the teams mentioned. Surely he wouldnt go back to his old clubs, especially in the prime of his career.

Even at 13.5m GBP, i think he is well worth a shot. Especially in the current market. But I have beat the VdVaart horse to death, mercilessly, so I wont go on forever now.

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Sneijder is off to Inter Milan so we missed out on him.

Do you have a source Sheva or is this just media scuttlebutt?

It wouldnt surprise me at all, Inter and Real seem to love each other (Cambiasso, Ronaldo, Figo, Samuel). And it would be a good move for both player and club.

And Jose would finally get his Lampard-type player. With Cambiasso, Muntari and Motta behind him I am sure he would have all the freedom in the world to attack.

EDIT: random random twist of fate, but on Inter's wiki page, its Van der Vaart who has been added to their roster.....strange

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I think the clearout for various Real players will be close to end of this month as teams will drag the deals to lower the price. Everyone knows Real is desperate to part ways with many good players. Very good chance for teams to make great deals with these players.

Wouldn't mind having VDV but he clearly is behind Aguero and Sneijder in my wishlist..

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Now that it is pretty clear that Ancelotti is going to use the diamond system, I think we should move for one of Schneider or Van der Vaart.

At the moment, our only options for the tip of the diamond are:

-Lampard (out of position)

-Deco (can we really rely on him given his form/fitness last season)

-Joe Cole (injured, possibly not his best position either)

I think if we are going to challenge for four trophies this season, and are set on using a diamond midfield, then we need to strengthen in this area. Otherwise we are going to be leaving a lot of things to chance.

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a very overated player, hes capable of great things with the ball at his feet, but hes too inconsistent, and can be average for alot of the time. He wouldn't improve your midfield, and it would probably mean moving Lampard back, which you shouldn't do.

I disagree, mostly. I think he was pretty consistant at Hamburg, and will be again if given that sort of role in a team. Madrid is just so much of a circus that, unless you are marketable, pretty, or Raul, you are gonna wind up on the bench after some bad form.

I kind of agree with you that placing a VdV in our midfield would totally be pointless, but i kind of see him as the heir apparrent to Lamps, and a player who can be blooded into the first team by playing out wide, up front, etc. Not preferred positions, but I think for someone with his kind of skills, he will find his way.

You might not agree, but I think he would be the perfect understudy for a waning Scholes, albeit nowhere near as good as the original. But I am sure Fergie doesnt agree, or else he wouldve come back in the Ronaldo deal.

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I disagree, mostly. I think he was pretty consistant at Hamburg, and will be again if given that sort of role in a team. Madrid is just so much of a circus that, unless you are marketable, pretty, or Raul, you are gonna wind up on the bench after some bad form.

I kind of agree with you that placing a VdV in our midfield would totally be pointless, but i kind of see him as the heir apparrent to Lamps, and a player who can be blooded into the first team by playing out wide, up front, etc. Not preferred positions, but I think for someone with his kind of skills, he will find his way.

You might not agree, but I think he would be the perfect understudy for a waning Scholes, albeit nowhere near as good as the original. But I am sure Fergie doesnt agree, or else he wouldve come back in the Ronaldo deal.

I'd take him over Scholes now probably even with my critisms of VDV, Scholes is simply past it.

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f**king plastic manc. You're even too stupid to follow a link.

I'll say it again. I'm not taking that:

I hope you're not the best this forum has to offer, otherwise the bar is set very low.

From any manc bar steward c**t.

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Van der vaart would be a good acquisition for any top premier league side, though personally, I'd rather have Sneijder if were a premier league side supporter, i feel he is the one who is more than likely to control a game than Van der Vaart, and his range of shooting is deadly as well.

I agree with that, I would take Sneijder over van der Vaart definitely if all things were equal. But I think vdVaart will end up being cheaper and let go easier by Madrid based on how little they played for him. Especially if its true that Inter are after Sneijder.

In some ways they are very similar players, but Sneijder is, overall, the guy I rate slightly higher.

Welcome to the forum, by the way!

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Not much new going on with this saga, but I pulled this from another forum because I thought it was interesting

http://www.fifpro.org/index.php?mod=one&am...52ffbe0b7db4780

Real Madrid should let Van der Vaart go for free

Real Madrid has had a busy summer buying players. The Spanish club has spend more than 250 million euro on Kaká, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Raúl Albiol, Xabi Alonso, Esteban Granero and Alvaro Alberloa.

Now Real needs to offload players, because it can only register 25 players for the domestic competitions. Last week Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was shipped to AC Milan. Rafael van der Vaart seems to be next. Coach Manuel Pellegrini has told the midfielder that he is no longer part of the squad and he won't be registered.

The Dutch international is planning to leave. 'It makes no sense staying here', he said after Pellegrini's message. With the World Cup coming up in the summer of 2010 the 26-year old wants to play on a regular basis.

'It's obvious that Real is not planning to let Van der Vaart play and does not want to make use of his services anymore. He even did not get a player's number for the new season. In such a case they should let him walk away for free', says FIFPro lawyer Wil van Megen. 'Apparently he's worth nothing to them, so why should they ask a transfer fee?'

ouch, especially to the last part. Wikipedia showed his number had been deregistered and given to Miguel Torres or someone, but I didnt really think that was the case.

Im sure he wont move for free, but Real Madrid have to be some of the clumsiest man managers ever. What value does a player have on the brink of a new season, when youve made it abundantly clear they dont even want him there?

Alot of blame has to go to Van der Vaart for moving there in the first place rather than staying at Hamburg, but I guess he couldnt forsee the return of Perez and the Galacticos II. Eitherway, his chance at Holland 2010 is probably over unless he secures a move to a place where he can play. Sad sad state of affairs

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Commentator saying something about VDV's wife will have a major influence on his transfer as she is suffereing with breast cancer and he wants the best treatment available for her where ever he goes.

:D How awful, didn't hear that part.

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