Date: 20th July 2012 at 11:51am
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Whilst it appeared to be just paper speculation, Manchester United’s interest in Robin Van Persie could be genuine as a number of news outlets are reporting that we have had a bid turned down for the want away Arsenal striker.

Whilst Van Persie is said to prefer a move to Italy, United are being reported as the preferred destination in England for the striker who has a year left on his deal at Arsenal.

A bid of £20m is reported to be the fee that will see Arsenal relinquish their captain, but so far it is yet to be matched, with United’s bid said to have been well short of £15m, as the club are reluctant to splash on a striker with a sketchy injury history and who turns 29 next month.

Van Persie looks set to miss Arsenal’s tour of Asia as the race for his signature hots up, and with Man City and Juventus also in the hunt, also having bids rejected, RVP’s departure from Arsenal seems a lot more certain.


4 responses to “United Have RVP Bid Rejected”

  1. United says:

    Im sure £15 million plus Bebe will do it

  2. anytin more than 15m will be so stupid to do

  3. paul parker says:

    LOL, offering bebe is a stroke of genius and made me laugh a lot. funny. Although I would love to have the RVP of last season in the team, I dont really want the RVP of the previous seasons. Too often injured. Plus I would worry that it may stunt the development of Welbs and Chica.

  4. Andrew says:

    I must be the only one confused by this whole transfer. Why are we making an offer for RVP? I mean he is 29 and would command a big contract. I don’t know what the end fee will be but its more than £15 million.

    He is a terrific footballer and he has had a dream 18 months. I would say, however, that before the last 18 months he has been fairly injury prone. If he was 26-27 and had one year left on his deal then it might make sense to spend £20 million. As it stands we should be focusing on bigger priorities.

    In terms of strikers we have Rooney, Welbeck, Hernandez and Kagawa. I know Kagawa is not a pure striker, but I thought his purchase was designed to help move us towards a 4-2-3-1 formation. Kagawa would play the number 10 role and create and score goals behind Rooney. We also signed Nick Powell who I believed would be able to play a similar position if required.

    Man Utd have Cleverley, Scholes, Carrick, Giggs and Anderson for centre midfield. We also have Nick Powell but he needs to get use to this position. It is a good group, but its not strong enough. It showed last season that they will struggle in crunch games. Cleverley needs a fair crack and he will get one. Carrick is an important player for us and will remain so. Scholes and Giggs are veterans and will continue to lead and insert influence.

    We need to sell Anderson and bring in another midfielder this summer. The priority is to get a top central midfielder this summer. We also need another left back to cover and challenge Patrice Evra. I don’t believe spending money on RVP is the way to go. However if he arrives I will trust Ferguson judgement and back RVP all the way.