Date: 5th July 2012 at 10:22am
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Following the announcement that he intends on moving on from the Emirates, Arsenal’s Robin Van Persie is undoubtedly football’s most elegible batchelor.

The Dutch striker displayed his pedigree last season as he managed to stay injury free and fire in 37 goals, and in the process helped Arsenal secure Champions League football and 3rd place ahead of rivals Tottenham.

Yet this isn’t enough for the striker, their failure to win silverware since beating United in the 2005 FA Cup has seen them lose a number of stars, and it appears Van Persie will be the latest name to join that list.

Juventus apparently tested the waters with an £8m bid which was duly rejected whilst Man City and Roberto Mancini are said to be keen admirers, but Manchester United have emerged as somewhat shock suitors for Van Persie’s signature with many bookies according to sportsbook reviews.

The Daily Mail are reporting that United are ready to stretch the club’s wage structure to match or even better Man City’s apparent £225k a week offer.

Whilst Sir Alex may admire Van Persie, a number of questions remain in regards to any possible transfer:

  • Would Van Persie join another English club, especially one that is considered a rival (?) by his current club?
  • Can United really match City financially?
  • How does Sir Alex go about persuading the striker to join United, who have just endured a trophyless season, ahead of the champions of England?

Whilst this story may have legs, it is very much up in the air and I wouldn’t put my house on seeing the Arsenal captain plying his trade at Old Trafford. Then again stranger things have happened!


10 responses to “United Ready To Swoop For Hot Shot?”

  1. United says:

    I hope we get him ahead of City. The thoughts of seeing our rivals have Aguero, Tevez, Dzeko, Balotelli, Adebayor and now van Persie upfront, I am questioning our ability to compete them to win the league

    • jojo says:

      people said that last year, but despite us havin hte best defender in the league out all season and them having luck with injuries we finished joint top. aguero and tevez aside, the rest are pretty average and all 5 of them are egotistical mercenaries who only play for city for cash.

  2. karlomu says:

    i can`t see this happening its a crazy story,after a greatly entertaining euros silly saeson has well and truly began.

  3. Patrick says:

    29 y/o injury prone player, not exactly how Ferguson rolls, is it?

  4. VP is not perfect for UNITED, he is not strong enough. last season was his best season because he was not injured, so don’t be convinced… Liorente is better

  5. stavon says:

    Can’t c RVP joining City with all the options they have up front..point is, RVP will leave in search of regular football & a better wage deal, with silverware being the main goal..MUFC would be a wiser choice 4 him, though I still think its silly of Ferguson 2 go all out trying 2 match City’s wage offer of £225K a week for a player that’s injury prone. How much time would he get on da pitch????

  6. Adam says:

    I don’t want RVP and I don’t really want another striker signed. I would love to see Lucas Moura arrive because he is one of the most promising young players in the world. We need more creative and attacking players, ideally in midfield.

    I hope we can sign Joao Moutinho for £25 million from FC Porto. Luka Modric would have been great but its not with dealing with Tottenham and there crazy £40-45 million demands.

    Moutinho is a bit younger and a lot cheaper, but he is quality. He can be as good as Modric given the right platform. We need a midfielder to control the game and balance our team. Moutinho would fit in well with Carrick, Cleverley, Scholes and maybe Fletcher next season.

    We might be able to sign Leighton Baines as well which would strengthen the left back area. Evra has not been great for nearly 2 years, so Baines would come in as first choice.

    If we could sign a marquee talent like Lucas Moura then that would be great. We would need to sell Nani for £25 million and offload Anderson and Berbatov as well. I think Park might stay for one more season as he will help Shinji Kagawa settle in at Man Utd.

  7. stavon says:

    That’s a bunch-a-bull!

  8. i can`t see this happening its a crazy story,