Former Arsenal and United star forward Robin van Persie could be on his way out of Turkish club Fenerbahce in this month’s transfer window.
The Dutchman is eyeing a return to one of his previous clubs, and is in talks with the Turkish giants to allow him to leave.
Interestingly, it could be back to where it all started for the prolific forward, who began his senior career at Dutch club Feyenoord back in 2001, and went on to score 22 times in 78 matches for them. And now, he could be set for a return there.
According to a report in L’Equipe, the player has been negotiating a winter exit, and could see a possible move back to his homeland, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season.
The ‘Flying Dutchman’ has just made four appearances for Fenerbahce this season, and hasn’t scored a goal. He is in his 3rd year at the club, and has featured 87 times for them, scoring 36 goals in return. But now, he looks set for a final hurdle back in his country land.
The decorated forward played a part in winning the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord in 2001, and he will now be eyeing to get hold of another trophy before he calls it a day in the near future.
The 34-year-old striker had a great time at Arsenal, but did not go on to win the Premier League title with the Gunners. He ultimately achieved that in his first year with Manchester United in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final year at the club.
His move to the Dutch side will be a boost for the club, given they are currently fifth in the Dutch League, and will be desperate to at least earn a place in the Europa League by finishing in the top four.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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