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Rafael van der Vaart Joins FC Midtjylland

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Rafael van der Vaart Joins Danish Superliga club FC Midtjylland

Herning, Denmark – Former Real Madrid and Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has signed for Danish Superliga side FC Midtjylland on a two-year contract the club have confirmed.

Midtjylland announced the signing of the 33-year-old, who won 109 caps for his country, from La Liga outfit Real Betis on their Twitter account on Wednesday morning.

Of the move Van der Vaart said: “I visited the stadium for a game and I was quite impressed with the coach and I knew I wanted to play here, so I’m happy to be here.

“It’s a young club with a lot of young players and a great academy. I’m a little bit older so I hope I can help them with my experience. I think it’s a perfect match.”

Van der Vaart joined Betis in June 2015 following his departure from Bundesliga team Hamburg, but was given permission to leave this summer and was linked with a move to Reading, now managed by his former Holland team-mate Jaap Stam.