05 August 2008

Real Settle With Van Der Vaart

rafael at madrid
Real Madrid have finally conceded that they won’t be getting Cristiano Ronaldo this season and have settled for Dutchman, Rafael van der Vaart. The midfielder, formerly of Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga, has been eyed by Chelsea for many months, but sealed the deal with the La Liga champions yesterday and was presented to the media today followed by a training session. No details have been formally released yet, but the deal is supposedly for five years and worth about €13 million.

rafael with madrid

Yesterday on his personal website, Van der Vaart stated:

"Last night everything came together, and I am now moving to Real Madrid," the 25-year-old Hamburg captain announced on his website. As everybody might know I have always wanted to move to Spain, because I have a strong bond with that country. Now I'm going to play for Real Madrid - it's a dream comes true! Tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon I will be presented at Real Madrid. This will be the start of a new chapter in my life. I will do everything to help the team and the club to win trophies."

rafael at hamburger sv

On a personal note, I’m totally bummed that he isn’t coming to Chelsea. His good looks would have been a nice addition to the squad and Sylvie would have loved the shops in London, not that the shops in Madrid will be a disappointment.

rafael at madrid 2sylvie and rafael at madridrafael and bubba at madrid

Note: Sylvie is looking ferosh with that Birkin bag. She will fit in well with the Real WAGs. Also, his little bubba, Damian is ADORABLE!

images via jamd and The Spoiler

Link: Van der Vaart Seals Madrid Move

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