Rafael Van Der Vaart 'Only Using Spurs To Get Manchester United Transfer'

Daniel GoochAnalyst ISeptember 2, 2010

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 06:  Netherlands fans celebrates victory and a place in the final with Rafael Van der Vaart during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at Green Point Stadium on July 6, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
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Rafael van der Vaart only agreed to join Tottenham Hotspur because he believes it will lead to him later transferring to Manchester United.

The 2010 World Cup player completed his surprise £8 million move from Madrid to White Hart Lane at the last moment on transfer deadline day.

An insider at Real Madrid is claiming the dutch player believes that Spurs are his best option, because playing for the London side is the best way to show himself of and get another move to Old Trafford.

Two players that have been very important over the last few years have moved onto the Red Devils. Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov both left for the northern team for a combined transfer fee of more than £45 million.

It is also though that two more Spurs players could be on their way to United in the not too distant future. Luka Modric and Gareth Bale could be tempted away from their current team.

Earlier in August Van der Vaart was said to have made comments to the Spanish media saying, "I could never play for another club in Spain.

"And if you are leaving Real Madrid there is only one club you can join that is not a step down—that's Manchester United."

The Madrid source also claims that the Real bosses are unhappy with Spurs' boss Harry Redknapp, after he suggested he wanted to pay less than half the price he was expected to go for.

Van der Vaart was a great player in the World Cup this summer and helped them go all the way through to the final. Unfortunately he could not get a tackle in on Iniesta to stop Iniesta's winning goal.

He looks like he will be an influential player at Tottenham and could help them progress further in Europe.