Latest News On Van Persie Contract Talks, It’s Not Looking Good Gooners
Arsenal fans are eagerly awaiting news on the future of Robin van Persie after the striker held talks with manager Arsene Wenger on Wednesday. Here’s the latest
Arsenal fans are eagerly awaiting news on the future of Robin van Persie after the striker held talks with manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Wednesday. Here is what the papers are saying today.
The Mirror claim that Arsenal’s hopes of persuading van Persie to sign a contract extension hang in the balance after the Dutchman made it clear he’s fed up of not winning trophies at the Emirates.
Wenger was hopeful of persuading the 28-year-old to sign a new contract worth £130,000-a-week, with the promise of new recruits this summer as well as selling the idea of him becoming an Arsenal legend if he stayed. But the Mirror report that van Persie has major doubts over whether Arsenal will be able to compete with Europe’s elite next season and is weighing up his options.
Heading the queue for his signature are Manchester City, who are ready to offer a staggering £250,000-a-week for his services, an offer that Man Utd are also ready to meet, while Juventus are also willing to offer a bumper pay-deal.
The Sun run a similar story, and claim that talks between the two parties were “tense and tetchy” and broke down with no agreement reached.
So at this stage, the signs aren’t encouraging that Van Persie will sign a fresh deal. No decision is expected before the Euro’s start, despite Arsene Wenger’s insistence he wanted his captains future sorted out before the end of this month, and it’s probable that RVP will see how Wenger conducts his transfer business this summer before making any decision.
Even if the striker tells Arsenal he wants to leave, all signs are pointing to the club forcing him to see out the final year of his contract.
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