VAN PERSIE SET FOR UNITED
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie could be set for Manchester United move, but only if the Dutchman agrees wages that match figures earned by the Manchester United hitman Wayne Rooney, according to Man Utd news. The 26-year-old England international is the highest paid player at the club after he is reportedly on a contract worth around £ 200,000 per week.
Manchester United are thought to be in the pole position to sign the Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, who would cost as little as £ 20 million. Even though Arsenal are demanding £ 30 million for the strikers, it is thought that Manchester United are confident that the deal can be wrapped up for just £ 20 million.
The 28-year-old has been victorious in the player of the year award two times in the last few seasons. The last season, especially, was his best, as he managed more than 40 goals in all competitions for both club and country.
Manchester United were the first club to make an official bid for the striker, but their bid of £ 10 million was instantly rejected by the Premier league rivals. Robin van Persie has only one season left on his current deal, which has made him one of the sought-after strikers in European football. However, he is demanding parity with Wayne Rooney when it comes to the wages.
It is something that could scupper the move due to the fact that Manchester United are heavily constrained by the financial implications of the deal unlike their neighbours and arch rivals Manchester City. However, it is thought that Robin van Persie would make Manchester United his first destination due to their ability to win major titles and compete for them each season. Van Persie has already revealed on his official website that he would not be extending his deal with Arsenal.