Saturday, 4 July 2009

[2008] Van der Vaart would consider Barcelona offer

this post was published exactly one year ago:

Asked about the rumours linking Hamburg attacker and Dutch international Rafael van der Vaart (25) with a summer exit, new Hamburg manager Martin Jol has said in an interview with the club's official website that the player, whose contract expires in 2010, would seriously consider a proposal coming from the Primera División:

"My assistant Zeljko Petrovic has talked with him by phone and Rafael has repeated that he would like to stay with the club. He loves Hamburg. But of course he could think about a transfer if a club like Barcelona or Real Madrid would make an offer. He has already indicated that in the past. Normally you know more around this time of the year, but in this case it's different. He's a very important player for us, but if he leaves we'll just keep on breathing."

Read more 4 July 2008 news:
Talks with Ajax on Henrique and Oleguer
Bid for Arshavin rejected
Barça B: Chico could continue and be promoted
Shevchenko prefers to stay with Chelsea

1 comment:

one year ago, readers said...

Anonymous said...

Well he's made no secret of his desire to one day play for Barcelona, but at what cost? I would imagine the asking price to be greater than Arshavin or Hleb. Then again I consider him a better fit for the club than either of them.

Anonymous said...

Rafael is far better then Arshavin and Hleb. I think that the club should do everything to buy him. He is our best option, if Barca is going for atacking midfielder.

Davor said...

No he'd be cheap
he only has one year left on his contract so we would pay much as he'd leave anyway next year on a Bosman
i'd say we should purchase him, not hleb or arshavin

Anonymous said...

he has a clause that next year he can leave vor 1.5 m. so 10 m must be enough, if not make a deal with him for next year. I have doubts about his qualities so we shoul not pay more.
Better than hleb? You wish man!

Anonymous said...

Go for him!

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