he might have to. while modric is more of that possession player in central midfield. Van der vaart seems to be more of an attacking midfielder that plays off strikers, no? There probably will be a bit of mixing and matching happening.
Reading a few articles, seems to be the opinion that $12 million was a very good price for him.
As long as he can do this, spurs fans will joyful:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEaI8jEJq2U&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - rafael van der vaart great goal against arsenal[/ame]