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Van Persie Speaks Out On Real Madrid Interest

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has been quoted by ESPN as responding to transfer rumours linking him with a £30m summer move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

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Evening Gooners. Our beloved captain Robin van Persie has been quoted as responding to rumours linking him with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

ESPN quote the Dutchman as saying he’s happy to hear of interest from Real Madrid and that he would be excited to play there, but he doubts Arsenal would be willing to sell.

If the quotes on are accurate, it’s not good to hear RVP openly discussing a potential move midway through a season. Here’s what van Persie is supposed to have said:

“I am happy to hear of the interest of a club as important as Real Madrid,”

“Of course I would be excited to play there.” However, he added: “I do not think Arsenal will be willing to negotiate.”

Van Persie quoted on ESPN, originally taken from Marca.

This comes off the back of reports in yesterday’s Daily Mail claiming Real are lining up a £30m summer move for the 28-year-old, a figure that i personally find laughable given the quality of Van Persie and his current form.

With 22 goals in just 24 league games this season, and at the peak of his career, i would be gutted if Arsenal lost van Persie for anything less than £50m. We got absolutely walked over by Barcelona for the Fabregas deal and IF van Persie decides it’s time to move on in the summer, we need to get top-dollar for him.

However, i am suspicious over these supposed quotes. They originate from Spanish-based newspaper Marca, who regularly run transfer stories relating to Real Madrid and i wouldn’t be surprised if his words have been twisted in some way. Take these reports with a pinch of salt is my advice.



  1. Delme Jones

    February 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    It’s bollocks.

    Quote RVP on Twitter “Contrary to reports in Spain I have NEVER spoken to Marca newspaper and never gave any interview. Enjoy your day” unquote.

    Sleep easy Gooners!

  2. darren

    February 10, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    come on with the squad that we have can u blame him for wanting to leave.let’s be fair what have we won in 6/7 years nothing and on top of that we are a selling club of best players and we also have no money the board the manager are more than happy to finish outside the top 4 not unhappy that we can’t win anything especially the league i feel as dispondant as van persie and the others that have left the club that only the fans truely love not board other wise money would of always been there to spend any time 1 of ours managers have won the league yet no manager has ever added to the squad only a few years later unlike dare i say it man u

  3. Gunners

    February 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Sale him good price 40 m or 50 m is good price put 30 m is not anath

  4. eddie owen

    February 10, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Cant blame him really,we are not very ambitious,even if we sell him for 5o million we would not buy no one for that price,we have gone a selling club.

  5. kamran

    February 11, 2012 at 4:41 am

    if vanpersie leave he will leave for money and when vanpersie was transwered he was not agoo d player

  6. ray

    February 11, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I think if against our wishes he does go ( and I cant say I blame him as he has seen the squad decimated around him over the last few years) I think if madrid offer 30 million + Benzema I think a deal could be done as we will get a top striker and hopefully Hazard or such like to pose more threat in the last third

  7. you are bell end

    February 11, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Marca is the spanish equivalent of a certain current spud manager in terms of honesty and accuracy.

    I wish all who ‘write’ for it and all who ‘read’ it have their fingers turn in to chorizos. It’s to be expected of a financially bankrupt nation. The only surprising thing is that it took so long for financial incompetence to catch up with the country’s moral bankruptcy. Do not forget that royal madrid was franco’s team, facista scum. Barca are also world champion cheats, although Messi is a genius.

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