Reported Celtic target Rafael van der Vaart open to Ajax return, reveals agent

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The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder could make a move back to Amsterdam this summer.

Last month it was reported by The Scotsman that Celtic were keen on the signature of former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rafael van der Vaart. The Dutchman has made his intention to leave Hamburg SV in the summer clear and that has alerted the attention of several clubs across Europe, including, it seems, Celtic.

RVDV, something of a cult hero at Tottenham Hotspur after his two-year stint at the club, has over 100 caps for the Dutch national team and has also played for the likes of Ajax and Real Madrid - so he would undoubtedly be an incredible signing from The Bhoys.

His agent however has now opened up about his future, admitting that a return to Ajax is a likely option.

Robert Geerlings told De Telegraaf yesterday:

"Rafael has indicated that Ajax is a serious option.

"But at this moment he is only concerned with one thing: Saving Hamburg SV from relegation. There lies his full focus."

Hamburg are one of a few teams never to have been relegated from the Bundesliga and survived last season by a relegation play-off. This term they also looked in trouble, but two wins from two has seen them rise to 14th in the table - but still just one point outside the relegation zone.

With three games left in the German season, the Celtic target is likely to make a deicision on his future soon after it's conclusion.

However, it looks increasingly likely that the Celtic rumours were hot air.

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