It was only a matter of time really before Real Madrid midfielder Rafael Van Der Vaart was linked with a move to Liverpool.
It has been claimed today that Liverpool will make a £10 million bid for the Dutch international, who has himself admitted that a move to the Premier League would be of interest to him.
Van Der Vaart, 26, is desperate to leave the Bernabeu before the transfer window shuts on September 1st after falling down the pecking order at the Spanish giants. The arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema has seen several Real players looking for new clubs and Van Der Vaart is no different.
The former Ajax man has been linked with dozens of clubs in recent weeks including Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal, however Rafael Benitez is now understood to be interested. As much as I would love to see Van Der Vaart move to Anfield, I find it hard to envisage. If Liverpool really wanted him, they would have demanded him as part of the Xabi Alonso deal.
I am a massive fan of Van Der Vaart’s and I personally feel that Liverpool would be far better off with him in their squad. For all the latest on this and much more, stay tuned to Football Corner over the coming weeks.