Man Utd Hijack City’s Move For Unsettled Van Persie

By on July 5, 2012

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Manchester United are ready to hijack Manchester City’s move for Arsenal’s want-a-way striker Robin van Persie, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims that Sir Alex Ferguson is determined to wrestle the Premier League title back from their neighbours next season, and the Scot sees the signing of van Persie as an important part of his plans this summer.

The news comes after the Dutchman revealed on Wednesday that he will not be signing a new contract at the Emirates.  The 28-year-old came to the decision after holding face-to-face talks with manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis at the end of last season, and following the meeting he feels the club lack ambition and he needs to leave to win trophies.

It’s believed nobody at Arsenal knew the statement was coming and it has left Wenger and Gazidis fuming. The pair contacted RVP’s agent, Kees Vos, immediately to make their feelings clear.

The club quickly released their own statement on Arsenal.com saying they accept Van Persie’s decision but expect him to fulfil his commitments with the club in seeing out the final year of his contract.

However, the Daily Mail suggest that Arsenal are resigned to losing the player this summer as they believe he has already lined up a move elsewhere, and has released his statement in order to try and force through the deal.

Premier League champions Manchester City are now ready to make their interest official and are prepared to offer van Persie £225,000-a-week, but they will now face stiff competition from United with Fergie urging the club to do all they can to land the 30-goal striker.

Should Arsenal decide to cash-in, the Mail claim the Gunners will accept an offer in the region of £20m for their captain.

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11 Comments

  1. Leon

    July 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

    What a joke hahah. Man U are skint and with the biggest debt in world football theres more chance of nailing blancmange to the ceiling.

    • dont be a bitter blue

      July 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      still a far more attractive club than city, who have a as many league titles as huddersfield twon lol. apparently no one has even heard of city outside of england hah 19x

  2. Temmykul

    July 5, 2012 at 10:26 am

    My hrt pound faster d moment i read d post abt RVP leavin dis noble. Am nt surprise abt it bt i want him 2 remember dat Arsenal fc was there 4 him when he needed him and now dat d CLUB need him he thinks by decidin to leave is d right way 2 pay us back. A friend in need is a friend indeed. ARSENAL TIL ETERNITY

  3. Kassum

    July 5, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Sign moutinho or ganso and jetro williams for us.

  4. Big Al, Koh Samui, Thailand

    July 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

    @Leon
    I recently decorated all walls and ceilings of my bungalow with blancmange, successfully. However, I didn’t use nails on the ceilings, I simply applied at the correct recommended temperature, and it stuck like sh*t to a blanket. Simple and effective, and utterly contemporary.

  5. Fidelis ikechukwu

    July 5, 2012 at 11:09 am

    funny enof. its RVP’s decision to leave, d best thing is to let him go or force him stay against his wish n watch him give his worst next season.as 4 d posibility of united landing him i doubt cos we need player’s in d middle of d park and not runaround strikers..i think i’m geting sick with United being linked with all d big names with non coming 2 pass..with our current debt i think we should concentrate on players with average wage demand.besides its gonner be a though fight against city 4 RVP’s signature. UNITED TILL D WORLD ENDS

  6. Alade kolade

    July 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Pls,pls,and pls.we need just 3 player.Another Strong Creative midf. world class striker like RVP.An exspirience left back.pls Alex do something fast,may God be WT us.UNITED TILL I DIE.

  7. Ekundayo Tayo

    July 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    SAF: sneidjer, hazard, modric and now RVP? Is that it? We need a striker and not just being linked with big names and no signing

  8. baakedbeans

    July 6, 2012 at 12:39 am

    we dun want em mate….another michael owen

  9. Bayero

    July 6, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Saf, will nt buy any player again.

  10. megida ibrahim

    July 6, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Man utd should go n buy a midfielder bcos its a shame on our fans that man u of all people is trophless in a season is a blow on our side.

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