As the Metro understands, former Tottenham player and ex-Holland international Rafael Van der Vaart has confirmed that he is waiting to hear from QPR boss Harry Redknapp over a possible return to the Premier League.
Van Der Vaart, who worked with Redknapp at Spurs for two seasons, between 2010 and 2012, is looking to rejoin his former boss at newly promoted Premier League outfit Queens Park Rangers.
Though, there has been little in the way of any bids being made for the Dutchman so far by QPR, but given the opportunity, the 31 year-old would relish the chance to play in a league where he enjoyed incredible success.
Speaking to German newspaper BILD, the midfield maestro was initially muted over a return to the Premier League, though he did have a word or two of admiration for his former Spurs boss:
Harry Redknapp has not been in touch with me. He has not phoned me. In football you never know, but so far we have not been in touch.
Harry Redknapp and I enjoyed a really great relationship back at Tottenham. He is a top-quality manager.
I was in great form back then. I scored 12 [Premier League] goals in one season and I netted 13 in the other season.”
Should the 31-year-old move to QPR, he would expect somewhat of a mixed reception from Spurs fans, given the fact that he was part of the Tottenham side to make it into the Champions League in the 2010/11 season.
What’s more, Van der Vaart was a revelation for the North London club, due to his goal-scoring prowess and willingness to play his part for his team.
Van der Vaart’s possible arrival would surely give a lift to everyone at Loftus Road, including the first team, seeing as he has Premier League experience and can be Harry Redknapp’s go-to-guy in terms of chipping in in the goals department.