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Van Der Vaart returns to Hamburg

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KHARKOV, UKRAINE - JUNE 13:  Sylvie Van Der Vaart looks on from the stand ahead of the UEFA EURO 2012 group B match between Netherlands and Germany at Metalist Stadium on June 13, 2012 in Kharkov, Ukraine.  (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
KHARKOV, UKRAINE - JUNE 13: Sylvie Van Der Vaart looks on from the stand ahead of the UEFA EURO 2012 group B match between Netherlands and Germany at Metalist Stadium on June 13, 2012 in Kharkov, Ukraine. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
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Spurs have announced that playmaker/forward Rafael Van Der Vaart will be returning to Hamburg, where he played from 2005-2008.

Of course, thanks to the miracle that is Twitter, we can go right to the source for reaction.

Oops! Sorry, wrong tweet.

And from our own resident Spurs fan, Nik...

Of course we're most interested in the fantasy implications involved. At first blush, this seems to nail Gylfi Sigurdsson into the starting playmaker role, behind Emmanuel Adebayor. However, with João Moutinho and Mousa Dembele being added to the squad, it does become a question of who plays, and where. I would assume that Gylfi is a safe choice this weekend, but we'll have to watch the Spur's side take shape over the next few weeks.