Fenerbahce are ready to sell Robin van Persie in this summer transfer window, Fenerbahce club president Azil Yildirim has revealed.
Van Persie joined Fenerbahce in July 2015 from English giants Manchester United – where he spent 3 seasons, and scored 58 goals in 105 appearances, whilst also playing a major role in helping the Red Devils win the 2012-13 Premier League title in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge.
However, after not being guaranteed a starting spot in Louis van Gaal’s United team, the Dutch striker decided to move on, and joined the Turkish giants on a three-year deal, for a fee believed to be around £3.84 million.
The 32-year-old scored 22 goals in his debut season in Turkey, but was also involved in numerous disputes at his new club. He reportedly fell out with club manager Vitor Pereira after getting frustrated for being repeatedly substituted during crucial times in key fixtures.
And now, after Fenerbahce club president Azil Yildirim’s recent comments, it looks like the Netherlands international may be on his way out of the Turkish outfit after spending just one season at the club.
Yildirim hinted that Van Persie may want to leave this summer, and if he does, the club will readily listen to offers for the star striker.
He was quoted as saying: “Van Persie? We’re waiting for buyers, if he wants to be sold.”
The ‘flying Dutchman’ still boasts a lethal finishing capability in front of goal, and is currently being valued at €11 million. And with clinical finishers being a rarity in European football, it’s safe to assume that Van Persie will have numerous potential interested buyers from all across Europe, and even from China and the MLS.
The last club Van Persie was majorly linked with was Dutch outfit Feyenoord, back in the January transfer window. It is highly unlikely that the Eredivisie club will possess the required funds to get the transfer done, but the deal could still be completed if Robin becomes ready to take a pay cut to reunite with his friend Dirk Kuyt and return to his homeland.
In an interview with the Metro, Kuyt did speak about the speculation linking RVP to Feyenoord by saying: “I sometimes say jokingly to him that I want to play another year with him at Feyenoord, but Robin is in a very different period of his career.”
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