Bundesliga: Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart keen on new deal
Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart would be happy to sign a new deal to keep him with the club beyond June 2015.
Last Updated: 27/01/14 3:44pm
The Holland international started his career at Ajax and has had previous spells at Hamburg, Real Madrid and Tottenham.
In 2012, he decided to return to the imtech-Arena and has established himself as an important player for the German side.
Van der Vaart, who has occasionally captained the club, told German newspaper BILD: "I would like to play football as long as possible; it is the best job in the world."
The attacking midfielder has had a decent season so far, with a return of seven goals in 15 appearances in the Bundesliga.
He added: "If Hamburg are keen to keep me beyond my contract expiry, I would certainly consider that.
"I would like to stay at Hamburg. I like being with Hamburg. Staying on long-term would not be a question of money."