Mark van Bommel reveals his love for Tottenham Hotspur ... again

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Former Bayern Munich and AC Milan midfielder Mark van Bommel is a big Tottenham Hotspur fan.

Mark van Bommel is nothing shirt of a legend in Dutch football. The 37-year-old played 79 times for his country, played football with the likes of PSV, Barcelona and AC Milan whilst he was also the first ever Dutch man to be named captain of the Bayern Munich side - no mean feat.

He retired in 2013 after one season back at PSV and these days he is a commentator and pundit on football.

He also does the odd promotional work here and there, which he has been doing this week with an appearance on the UEFA Champions League Trophy draw.

Van Bommel lifted up the Champions League just once in his career. He was part of the Barcelona team that defeated Arsenal in Paris back in 2006.

And his defeat of Arsenal carries extra credence when you discover what team Van Bommel supports.

He revealed during his question and answer session that Tottenham Hotspur were his favourite team in England, even explaining his reasoning for Spurs as his number one...

Of course this is not the first time he has admitted a love for Tottenham. Back in 2011 Harry Redknapp tried to bring him in from Bayern Munich, but he headed to Milan instead, saying of the potential Tottenham switch:

"We had some contact with Spurs but unfortunately it didn’t work out in the end. It’s one of my favourite clubs in England, I really love the stadium and I know the training ground because I’ve been there with the Dutch national team.

"I’d love to play for Spurs."

Now, it is of course to late to sign the player, who once scored a cracker at White Hart Lane for The Netherlands in 2001, but it is always nice to a know a top player appreciates your club.

Who knows, maybe one day he will sit in the dugout at Spurs in some capacity.

One thing for sure, he would jump at the opportunity this time.

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