Dutchman ready to fight for his place in the side...
The Dutchman had been trailed by Manchester United but wants to make a name for himself in the Spanish capital.
Following the capture of the talented German the Dutch playmaker has been tipped as the player to be sacrificed at the Bernabeu in a similar manner to fellow countrymen Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder, who left last season following the arrival of Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However van der Vaart, who scored Madrid's only goal in tonight's pre-season friendly draw against Standard Liege, is adamant that he will stay with los Merengues and is fully confident that he will play.
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