Freixa – Barcelona Not Interested In Signing Robin Van Persie

By on April 24, 2012
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Van Persie - No Barca interest

Barcelona are not planning to sign Arsenal striker Robin van Persie this summer, according to club official Toni Freixa.

The newly crowned PFA Footballer of the Year and Football Writers Player of the Year will enter the final year of his contract this summer and has delayed negotiations over an extension until the end of the season. This has lead to uncertainty over his future and the speculation increased last week when Van Persie was spotted inside the Barca team hotel before their game with Chelsea.


However, Barca spokesman Toni Freixa is quoted by talkSPORT as saying that while they admire the Dutchman’s talents, the Catalan giants are not planning a summer move for the Arsenal ace.

“For Barça, any good player is of interest – and van Persie is a great player. But [we have] no intention of signing him for now,” said Freixa.

“He came to our hotel in London because he is Dutch and so is Ibrahim Afellay. They had a coffee together. He didn’t come to see us and there was no conversation.”

Freixa is quoted as saying by talkSPORT

The news comes off the back of reports in this mornings press claiming that Juventus are lining up a £25m move for the 28-year-old in the summer.



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  2. Andre

    April 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    very very simple. if Van Persie is going to go this summer it will not be to Juventus and not for £25mil.

    i for one do not believe they are going to let him leave this summer he is far to big a star. He wont be sold for anything less than around the same price tag (if not more than) Cesc and only if he hands in a transfer request.

    Simple we keep him strengthen, next season win a trophy and guess what there comes the new signed contract

  3. Fauzi

    May 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I hope his name is in the papers for all the right rnaoses after city. Our team desperately needs that second striker who can contribute. I would rather much give an opportunity to a striker like Carlos vela then chamakh. He genuinely looks afraid to shoot. 18 2

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