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Tottenham’s Rafael van der Vaart: I have advised Joris Mathijsen to join Ajax

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has asked his Netherlands international team-mate Joris Mathijsen to leave Hamburg and join Ajax in the summer.

The Dutch giants, who won the Eredivisie title in 2010-11, are reportedly monitoring the 31-year-old defender, whose contract with the German club runs until June 2012.

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