Chinese Team Offers £10.8m For Robin Van Persie

Football Soccer - Lokomotiv Moscow v Fenerbahce SK - Europa League - Round of 32, Second Leg - Lokomotiv stadium, Moscow, Russia - 25/02/16 Lokomotiv Moscow's Jan Durica in action against Fenerbahce's Robin van Persie. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor - RTX28KO8

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Hebei China Fortune have reportedly offered Fenerbahce £10.8 million for the services of Robin van Persie, giving the Turkish side a chance to make £7 million profit on the Dutch striker.

Robin van Persie left Manchester United to join Turkish side Fenerbahce last year, after the Turks paid £3.8 million to secure the then 32-year-old.

Reports in Turkey now claim that Fenerbahce have the chance to cash in on van Persie, as Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune are prepared to pay £10.8 million for the striker.

van Persie helped Manchester United secure their 20th Top Division title, in what turned out to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s last year in charge of the Red Devils.

However, since his brilliant first season in Manchester, it seemed as if age had finally caught up with him, and he was subsequently sold in July 2015 – a move which left most Manchester United fans unbothered.

During his first season in Turkey, the Dutchman banged in 22 goals, more than justifying his £3.8 million price tag. This season, however, van Persie has only scored 1 goal in his 8 appearances for the club so far.

Fenerbahce has also been drawn in the same group as Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League, meaning that the 33-year-old will play at Old Trafford once again, if selected.

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Should van Persie make the switch to the Chinese Super League, he would join a host of big name players who have already made the transition. Hulk, Ramires, Lavezzi, and Graziano Pelle are all currently playing in China, where it seems that the football clubs have a lot of extra money to burn.

According to news reports, Fenerbahce are considering selling the Holland international in order to fund a transfer for Paris Saint-Germain’s Hatem Ben Arfa – a player who is currently struggling in his first season with the French champions.

With over 500 first team appearances and 235 goals throughout his career, a move to China could be a nice way to earn some extra cash for Robin van Persie, shortly before he decides to end his career.


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