Van der Vaart joins Hamburg

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Rafael van der Vaart has left Spurs after two seasons at White Hart Lane
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Rafael van der Vaart has left Spurs after two seasons at White Hart Lane

Hamburg have completed the signing of Rafael van der Vaart from Tottenham with the attacking midfielder returning to the club he represented between 2005 and 2008.

The deal, which has been partly financed by a local investor, went through on Friday afternoon after the Holland international passed a medical and signed a three-year deal.

"I am delighted that Rafael van der Vaart will be playing for Hamburg again," said the Bundesliga club's coach Thorsten Fink on their website.

"He will be a strong addition to our team."

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