Van Persie Due In Manchester For Medical After £24m Deal Agreed

By on August 15, 2012

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Arsenal have confirmed they have finally agreed terms with Manchester United for the sale of striker Robin van Persie.

The Dutchman’s future has filled the back pages for weeks after declaring his intention not to sign a new contract at the Emirates. The likes of Manchester City and Juventus have both been heavily linked but United have won the race for last seasons Premier League top scorer.

The 29-year-old will now head to Old Trafford on Thursday to undergo a medical and agree personal terms. A statement on Arsenal.com read:

Arsenal Football Club can confirm that terms have been agreed for the transfer of Robin van Persie to Manchester United.

Van Persie will travel to Manchester on Thursday in order to agree personal terms and complete a medical ahead of the proposed move.

Further updates will feature on Arsenal.com in due course.

The BBC claim United will pay the Gunners £24m for their skipper, who will sign a four-year contract with United and the deal should be completed before the new Premier League season kicks off this Saturday.

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37 Comments

  1. Rendy

    August 15, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    We are not winning anything because if back stabbers like this one. He wont replicate what he did last season even at United. At least we will have got rid of another arrogant individual who thinks he is better than our club. There he will neet his match in Fergie who will put him in the forgotten men list like Berba as quick as possible. I know I an bitter about this transfer, and have a feeling that he will even fail the medical which will make matters worse for him.

    • bebe

      August 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      thanx sir fergie, whtever thy may say, u got ur man….. wondrful job.

      • chris from Cambridge

        August 16, 2012 at 11:03 am

        Let’s hope RVP does not injure himself getting up to Manchester(!!) I reckon we have bought very good replacements.

    • richard

      August 16, 2012 at 3:59 am

      Note to Ren–you are definitely bitter !!!
      So when Players leave Arsenal you label them back stabbers…but when players come to Arsenal what label do you attach?…Name more than 2 players that started their careers at Arsenal that are on the field at the same time…hard isn’t it and yes, in your small little myopic world, these players ‘back stabbed the clubs that Arsenal purchased them from..It really is that simple Ren my friend…You can’t have it both ways…Nooooo, you can’t

      • chris from Cambridge

        August 16, 2012 at 11:07 am

        Correct. And it is not realistic to expect players to be long term loyal … if they were not born near Holloway Road or have not always been Gunner fans. All you can expect is that in return for their ludicrously high wages … they do their best while with us. Most of them have.

  2. Awwal Alh Kanta

    August 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    if this deal happen it be very impresive deal.it may be this 2012/2013 titles is for man u.

  3. onije kenneth emeka

    August 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    welcome RVP 13. dis tym, u make ur dreams come true by making MANCHESTER UNITED’s dream happen. Dat is, giving us our title number 20. GGMU

  4. NNOLUM EMEKA MARTIN

    August 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    U are highly welcome RVP, u make a good choice

    • chris from Cambridge

      August 16, 2012 at 11:11 am

      RVP is an excellent player but Man. Utd. may well regret spending some £65m in total over 4 years. He will be worth nothing by then and may get injured meanwhile. Remember he has had one great season out of the last five !!

  5. 49Unbeaten

    August 15, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I sincerely hope that TV5 ruptures his cruciates when the teams meet at the Emirates. RVP – R.I.P

    • richard

      August 16, 2012 at 4:06 am

      You my man are seriously in need of help! Wow, didn’t know that folks like you still existed…Wow!!!!!!

  6. Omowumi mansuru

    August 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Wlcm vp 2 old travold

  7. Ebenezer ben

    August 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Let him go.
    There was a proverb that says;A STURBORN RAT WILL BE KILLED BY A GREAT CAT.
    He has made his wishes but he his no more a gooner legend.

    • richard

      August 16, 2012 at 4:04 am

      Eb—what he is my friend is a player with a paycheck that is deserving of a player of his stature AND he is a player with a club that wins trophies!
      Legend–how quaint…I’m sure he’ll get over the Legend thing!

  8. Ahmad Abolaji

    August 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    U’r highly welcome to the Theatre of Dream mr VP

  9. G.boy

    August 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Ha! At last, Alex won the deal of RVP, Now Man u as increase, in the qualitative squad.

  10. Aussie Jack

    August 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Hope he likes curry…..

    • richard

      August 16, 2012 at 3:52 am

      I hear that he likes trophies and a fair paycheck

  11. Teazekid

    August 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Thks ferguson bt we need a left back and a defencive midfielder…u re welcome vanperse 13 manutd will win every throphy at england includin the champions league

  12. OLUOMO FEMI

    August 15, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    At least it is over, we can now move on, rvp lack honour moving to a rival club. jut wait and see what happen to him for paying back wenger this way. he is just a dot in our history. up gurners

    • richard

      August 16, 2012 at 3:51 am

      8 years and 1 trophy…come on Femi, let RVP move on to a winning franchise and pick up some silverware before he calls it a day..
      Cole left and won multiple EPL’s and the CL….Nasri moved on and finally won the EPL and other Cups…Fabby moved on and all he has done is win at Barca… RVP will finally know what winning feels like…Feel good for him Femi….Calm down

  13. We r United

    August 15, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    4 lng tym u av bin dreamin bt nw u av realize it RVP……a probably information against everton….(De-Gea,Rafael,ferdinand,vidic,evra,,carrick,kagawa,velencia,nani,rooney,van persie

  14. umar muhammad

    August 15, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    anbition player always join anbition club, welcome to anbition club RVP! up man u!!!

    • Sam

      August 16, 2012 at 1:27 am

      It is ambition not anbition you idiot .

      • richard

        August 16, 2012 at 3:46 am

        I’m sad, sad Sam, I’m having a bad I am,
        RVP has left and I’m feeling bereft and so I spew my venom because I can,

        Hey Sammy–the balance has been restored–United for # 20

      • Danfodio

        August 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

        Rvp jz follow D feetsteps of d likes of henry &others leave 4 trophy let D manage &their funs eat attractin football I pitty dat baby trophless club.i heard dat song is also movin 2 barca &plz wenger shld foster their new signings vry wel Bcoz chelsea wil cum 4 one of D new signing next session.ATTRACTING TROPHYLESS.& 4 Man utd i think 24m 4 injuiry player like Rvp is a vry gamble&bad deal afteall is alrdy 29yrs&striker is nt even man utd problem dey jz sign a wrong guy.{CHELSEA 4 LIFE EUROPEN CHAMPIONS}

  15. ngoni

    August 16, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Yah! I expect to hear em telin us he’s old, excess, no value fo money, etc. Welcome RVP weManU!

  16. sdq _United

    August 16, 2012 at 4:26 am

    @all gunners fans i knew it will break ur earth seeing ur england player of the year leaving for man united bt why do u allways crictized ur players who needed glory whould you have stayed if you re a player who saw player who does nt hav ur qualitys lift trophys? or get paid more than u, only to lie and die with ur dream stp this why cant u act lyk other fans who suppport which ever plyers tht wishes to go fare well teams lyk man u cr7,chealse drogba bt ur stry is a diffrent case henry,adebayor,nasri u all mocked them are they the cause of ur team failure NO! wellcome to glory RVP

  17. sdq _United

    August 16, 2012 at 4:29 am

    wellcome to old traford van persie

  18. Nu

    August 16, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Didnt know RVP hd a spokesman in Richard or is he his agent?

  19. mashang'i

    August 16, 2012 at 6:26 am

    i wonder how wenger is thinkin lets wat he has in mind think arsenal now is lossing on buz stil

  20. Ally william

    August 16, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Yeh I’m very happy with the tranfer well done sir fergie

  21. jacksparrow

    August 16, 2012 at 8:12 am

    i’m sad, really really sad

  22. Jem

    August 16, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Are Manchester United/Chelsea “buying” the league. Why can they buy players for 25/35/45 million without the press going nuts about buying the league. Fair play should take into account that United are spending way above their means, first they should clear the 350 mil they owe before they should be allowed to spend.

  23. Anas mahmud

    August 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Iam very happy to see rvp at man united jersey

  24. Jamesmark

    August 16, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Rvp tanks 4 coming 2 man u home of chapions

  25. shemi

    August 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    RVP and Kagawa superb acquisition.their real derby is the match against fulham.these two should start the game.they played well when RVP came in at everton.

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