Tottenham midfielder has ended transfer speculation linking him with a move to the Bundesliga.
Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has ended transfer speculation linking him with a move to the Bundesliga by insisting that he has no plans to leave White Hart Lane this summer.
Following the sacking of Harry Redknapp it was widely reported that the former Real Madrid player was considering a move, with Hamburg and Schalke among the clubs supposedly interested in his signature.
But Van der Vaart has claimed that his goal is to win the Premier League with Spurs and believes that the race for the top four will be a "total war" this season.
"My place is at Spurs, I want to win the title with this club," Van der Vaart told The Sun. "Each summer my name appears in the transfer market.
"The race for the top four will be a total war from the very first day."
The Netherlands international is looking forward to working under new Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas and is hoping that the former Chelsea boss will preserve the club's attacking style.
"The new coach has good plans for me and this is important," Van der Vaart added. "I have heard excellent reports about AVB.
"We have very good attacking [instincts] and if AVB imposes an offensive system the team could be a real spectacle."