01 September 2010
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Sports Director Miguel Pardeza confirmed the deal reached between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspurs regarding the transfer of Rafael van der Vaart to the latter club, which has yet to be approved by the Premier League. Nevertheless, Pardeza has denied allegations made by Tottenham's coach, who said Bayern Munich had offered 21 million euros for the player. Real Madrid's Sports Director also discussed the loaning of Drenthe to Hercules.
"Drenthe's loan to Hercules will be good for the player. He is a young footballer who has played little in two years on the team. Playing several minutes will do him good. Drenthe will stay in Spain, which will make it easier for us to monitor his progress."
"Real Madrid met all the deadlines regarding the transfer of Van der Vaart. It's now up to the Premier League to accept the signing so that we can make it official."
"It is absolutely false that Real Madrid received a 21 million euro offer from Bayern Munich for Van der Vaart. In fact, the German team never showed an interest to sign the player, so the allegations made in England have greatly surprised us."