OFFICIAL: Van der Vaart completes Tottenham switch

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The Premier League have confirmed the transfer of Rafael van der Vaart from Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs had been sweating on clearance from the Premier League to bring the 27-year-old to White Hart Lane after technical problems held up the deal before Tuesday's deadline.

However, the Premier League ratified the deal on Wednesday after investigating Spurs' claims that there were difficulties involving computer servers used in the transaction between themselves and Real.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp said: "They let me know around 4pm that he was available for £8 million and, for that money, he is a top player who will definitely improve us.

"He's a great passer of the ball, he's a top footballer, he will join in here and be a big plus for us."

Van der Vaart added in De Telegraaf: "Four years at Spurs, for £8 million, I can hardly believe it myself.

"The interest from Tottenham came very quick and I did not have much time to think.

"But I want to play football again and if possible every week, with a beautiful club. I'm totally happy.

"I am excited about playing in England. Whether it suits my style remains to be seen, but I think a good footballer can adapt and I am very proud of this transfer."

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