Rafael van der Vaart: My place is at Tottenham Hotspur

Rafael van der Vaart has moved to end speculation over his future by committing to Tottenham Hotspur

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Rafael Van der Vaart had been linked with a move to Hamburg Photo: Paul Blank

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Rafael van der Vaart has ended speculation over his future by insisting he will stay at Tottenham Hotspur.

The 29-year-old midfielder had been heavily linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, with his former club Hamburg reportedly keen on bringing the Dutchman back to Germany.

However, the Holland international, who joined Spurs from Real Madrid in 2010, has quashed talk of a move away from north London.

“My place is at Spurs,” Van der Vaart told the Sun. “I want to win the title with this club. Each summer my name appears in the transfer market. The race for the top four will be a total war from the very first day.”

Van der Vaart also said he is looking forward to working under new Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas after the Portuguese coach was confirmed as Harry Redknapp’s successor earlier this month.

“The new coach has good plans for me and this is important,” he added. “I have heard excellent reports about AVB.

“We have very good attacking players and if AVB imposes an offensive system the team could be a real spectacle.”

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