Rafael Van der Vaart began the next chapter of his footballing career on Tuesday when he signed a three-year contract to play for recently promoted La Liga side real Betis.
The same day the Dutch international was introduced to hundreds of fans that had gathered at the club’s Benito Villa Marin Stadium to catch a glimpse of their new player.
In his first pres conference at the club the 32-year-old said: “I think the most important thing for Betis is to play football. I think we have a good team. We’ve got many young players that is why I’m happy trying to help with my experience.”
Van der Vaart joins Real Betis as a free agent from Bundesliga side Hamburg but knows the Spanish topflight well having spent two years at Real Madrid.