Fergie: Van Persie Will Join United
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told friends in the game that £20m-rated Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is heading to Old Trafford this summer
With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Man Utd are confident of landing Robin van Persie.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told friends in the game that Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is heading to Old Trafford this summer, according to the Mirror.
The report claims that Fergie is confident he has beaten off competition from Manchester City and Juventus to land the Dutchman, and he will now forge a devastating partnership with Wayne Rooney up front next season.
Van Persie finished the 2011/12 season as the Premier Leagues top scorer with 30 goals, but Rooney wasn’t far behind with 27, so should United pull off this coup they would have the most formidable frontline in the Premier League.
Van Persie’s future has filled the back pages for months and speculation intensified after he released a statement declaring his intention not to sign a new contract with the Gunners due to concerns over the clubs ambitions.
Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus have all been strongly linked but it’s the Red Devils who’ve won the race, according to their manager, who is understood to have told footballing friends that RVP will be heading to Old Trafford this summer.
Roberto Mancini will have to sell before he can make a move for van Persie, while Juve may struggle to match the financial package offered by the Premier League duo, but the Mirror claim the 28-year-old favours a switch to United in any case.
Van Persie is back in training with Arsenal but Arsene Wenger is keen to have his captains future resolved before his squad leaves for their Asia tour this weekend.
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