Van Der Vaart Set to quit Spurs for Schalke

31 May 2012 08:38
Rafael van der Vaart has emerged as a target for Bundesliga giants Schalke, the Tottenham midfielder is not happy with the current state of affairs at white hart lane and could jump ship in a move thought to be between £10-12million this summer.

Yahoo, the Sun and the Dailymail are running stories claiming the player wants to leave England and take up a major playmaker role in the German side.

According to the Sun international team mate Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has demanded they sign him, Huntelaar has been offered a new deal to stay but refused to commit his future to Schalke unless they pursued the Tottenham player.

Other reports state that Van Der Vaart's wife doesn't like the travelling and it would solve the problem having of her to spend more than half of every week away from home.

(She works for German television station RTL and is based in Cologne, barely 100 km from Schalke’s ground.)

Source: DSG