Rafael van der Vaart has spoken to Fifa.com about his move to Midtylland in Denmark and the possibility of returning to the Dutch national team.

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vdv-midThe 33-year-old fell out of favour at Real Betis last season and decided upon a move to Denmark in the summer in a bid to get his career back on track.

This week the midfielder spoke to FIFA.com and was asked why how the move to Midtylland came about, “One of the reasons was definitely my girlfriend, who plays handball nearby – but that wasn’t the main reason. I realised it was a win-win situation. The fact that the club plays at the top level was also important to me.”

On possibly playing for a top European club again in the future, he said, “You never know what might happen in football, but I’ve signed a two-year contract and I’m glad to be here. I’ll give it my all and hopefully enjoy success along the way. There’s no need to think about what the future holds right now.”

Van der Vaart has been absent from the Dutch national team for years, but he stated he will never say no should he get a call from Danny Blind, “I haven’t been called up for three years, but you never know what might happen. It’s not my primary aim. First and foremost I want to play as much as possible for my club and stay fit, and we’ll see what’s possible after that. I’d always say yes if the Netherlands came calling, but at the moment there’s no contact between us.

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