Rafael van der Vaart

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by seanconvey66, Apr 2, 2004.

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  1. Klaus Daimler

    Klaus Daimler New Member Trusted

    When van der Vaart broke through in Ajax I thought he was utter brilliant. I was sure he'd become a Ballon d'Or winner at some point in the future. He's looked anything but that ever since though. His career has been extremely disappointing. The quality is still there but he's getting old. If Wenger can get the potential out he's probably a good replacement for Rosicky. Who knows, Rosicky could even be moved further up the field whenever he's back. I can see this happening. Not for £11 million though.
  2. MDGoonah41

    MDGoonah41 New Member

    Well Liverpool are broke, so we should be in the best position to grab him.
  3. lazyfreak

    lazyfreak Member

    I know we're all use to seeing Wenger sign players aged under 23, but how is 26 old? We signed Rosicky at the same age. Good age I say but just like others, I don't see it happening.
  4. Gooner_Stu

    Gooner_Stu Active Member

    Very good player, very good price and availible. Exactly why we wont get him.

    DOUBLE-YOU New Member

    we wont get him because we have a limited budget and a player of his ilk is not as vital to our squad as a defensive player. As mentioned before, we have so many players who play the same role as him, it would be a waste of money if he was bought.

    ...unless he was bought to replace eboue!!!!!!!!
  6. Klaus Daimler

    Klaus Daimler New Member Trusted

    Rosicky was 24 when we signed him. van der Vaart is almost 27. That's the upper age limit for a good signing. There are always exceptions, Arshavin being one, but ideally you'd like to get more than two or three seasons out of a player. Not a whole lot of midfielders lasts much beyond thirty in Premier League.
  7. lazyfreak

    lazyfreak Member

    No! :lol: But I'm wrong as well... :mrgreen: He was 25 and then turned 26 early in his first season with us since his birthday is sometime in October.
  8. asajoseph

    asajoseph New Member Elite

    That's some achievement, for a player who's currently 28 and been with us 3 seasons.

    I think Rosicky was 25 when we signed him, and turned 26 in the first few months. Hardly a massive difference from a player who's 26 and will turn 27 half way through next season.
  9. Klaus Daimler

    Klaus Daimler New Member Trusted

    lazyfreak: Fine. He was closer to 26 than 24. ;)

    He was also a better player than van der Vaart currently is though, and that's my main qualm with him. When we signed Arshavin, for example, we went out and got a world class midfielder. van der Vaart is a soon-to-be-27 year-old with a lot of potential left to realise if he ever wants to prove that he's good enough for a club on this level.
  10. kofigunner

    kofigunner Well-Known Member Trusted

    Not a bad player to have on our bench especially given our injury prone players. It all really depends on our injury outlook. Rosicky will always be in doubt. Cesc and Arshavin can't play all the games. Theo's wonky at the moment. Nasri's months away (at least from being in good shape).If, touch wood, Cesc got injured today, we'd have a noticeable drop in talent that could affect the course of our season. Same for Arshavin. Having said that, my bigger worry is who fills in for Song?
  11. Illusion

    Illusion New Member Trusted

    I think Man Utd are most likely to sign him right now, of the big clubs anyway.
  12. HollandGooner

    HollandGooner Well-Known Member

    Sign this guy, **** 6 million...
  13. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    What do dutch people feel about Van Der Vaart? as an outsider he appears to be a player who has never fulfilled his early promise as a footballer and perhaps also one who hasn't delivered at international level.
  14. Floating

    Floating New Member Trusted

    Anelka, anyone? :lol:
  15. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Haha! I see the comparison. To his credit at least Anelkas been at the top though, VDV has fallen so far short.
  16. Gazza Martinez

    Gazza Martinez New Member Elite

    Farzel Gaart
  17. Clrnc

    Clrnc Well-Known Member Trusted

    No more attacking midfielders, and maybe only 1 defensive signing.

    Time to close transfer forum
  18. number_0

    number_0 Member

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkHqYpvHyE8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkHqYpvHyE8</a>
  19. patrick42uk

    patrick42uk New Member Elite

    Thats classic! Has me in stitches
  20. clockwork orange

    clockwork orange Blind faith in "LVG filoshophy" Elite

    I rate him very high, much higher than Sneijder. VDV & RVP are Holland's best players hamds down. 6M is a freaking bargain. Not a position we need urgent strengthening, but still. Wouldn't think a minute about signing him, even for the double amount or more. You'll see at the WC 2010 (and or at his new club) how good he is.


    That clip had me in stitches too. Keep 'm coming.
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