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Liverpool midfielder target makes shock u-turn - 'would love' Spurs move

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Liverpool midfielder target Mark Van Bommel has confirmed that he would love to play for Spurs.

The Dutch international was heavily linked with a move to Anfield in January, with the player's agent stating that Liverpool made an enquiry over the player in an effort to bring the player to Merseyside.

However, the player himself has revealed that he would love the opportunity to ply his trade for Tottenham Hotspur, who missed out on the player in January also.

“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," said the midfield veteran.

“Rafael [van der Vaart] has told me a lot of good stories. I’d love to play for Spurs. I’ve told Rafael that as well. I’m pleased with what Harry Redknapp’s said about me – that’s always positive."

Redknapp has confirmed that Spurs had the opportunity to sign Van Bommel in the window, but missed out on the player after taking too long to secure a deal for the player.

“I could have taken Van Bommel. That was probably a mistake, perhaps I should have taken him. Van Bommel would have been a good player for us," said the White Hart Lane chief.

Instead, the 33-year-old joined AC Milan on loan from Bayern Munich, leaving his English suitors disappointed.


 

Liverpool had been favourites to bring the player to the Barclays Premier League with less than a fortnight remaining in the window in January, with agent Mino Raiola revealing the Reds had a 50/50 chance of signing the player.

"I know about Liverpool's interest, but other offers are currently more interesting," Raiola told Bild.

NESV backed the Merseysiders with big money in the window, but ultimately Liverpool decided to look elsewhere and failed to bring the former Barcelona star to Anfield.

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