Rafael van der Vaart has signed for Danish club FC Midtjylland on a two year deal. 

The 33 year old’s nightmare at Real Betis is finally over . The attacking midfielder only played a handful of games for the newly promoted Spanish side in 2015. The form slump was uncharacteristic for the former Spurs and Real Madrid midfielder, who has played well at every club he’s ever been to.

In 2015, the small Danish club won the Superliga for the first time in their history. The 17 year old club have also enjoyed their recent success in Europe, reaching the round of 32 in the Europa League last season.

Personal reasons also played a factor in the Dutchman’s move to the Danish Superliga. VdV’s girlfriend Estavana Polman plays professional handball for Danish Champions Esbjerg. She can also kick a football better than most.