Wayne Rooney has welcomed news that Robin Van Persie could join Manchester United, but warned that United have a plethora of talented strikers that he would have to contend with.
Sir Alex Ferguson has twice spoken on his desire to sign the Dutch striker, but on Wednesday night admitted that Arsenal weren’t keen to play ball and were instead attempting to deal with other clubs.
But with Juventus cooling their interest and Roberto Mancini conceding defeat in his attempts to sign the striker, Manchester United appear firmly in the driving seat.
All of this will count for nothing if Arsenal continue to resist United’s attempts to sign the striker, but with time ticking and his contract running it would be foolish of them to let him leave on a free.
A move looks a long way off, but Rooney would be happy to see Van Persie at Old Trafford as he told The Daily Mirror:
“Of course he’s a player that I admire.
“He’s a fantastic player. He’s been amazing for Arsenal over many years. Last season was probably his best season of all. He scored a lot of goals.
“If he does come here he would be a great addition to the squad.”
Rooney, believes the two could work together, although was quick to remind that United have a strong stable of striker currently at the club:
“I’d like to think so – but you’d have to ask the manager about that.
“There’s a lot of forwards here already with myself, [Danny] Welbeck, Chicharito and [Dimitar] Berbatov, who’s still here.
“So there’s a lot of forwards fighting for a place.”
his addition to the squad can improve us ,even though were going to have an overflow of strikers ,but in the same time it will motivate our young strikers to fight for their place.hope comes to united ..GGMU
Fantastic 2 hear dt RVP will soon bcome manu. He is a very good finisher wit force on his attacking capability. Luking 4wrd 2 c u soon.
I foresee problems If RVP comes to United. RVP comes at not just the price of whatever his huge wages are but also at the expense of Wellbeck and Chico developing any further. Kiko may as well leave right now and the bright Will Keane is looking at a 3-5 year plan to be Uniteds bench warm striker (current injury notwithstanding). Spend the cash where we all know we need cover. Left back. If you got money burning a hole then buy a central midfielder of Dembele’s plast seasons class if you think the form and fitness of cleverly, anderson and fletcher aren’t up to the league, cup and europe!
I’m not the biggest supporter of this deal happening yet I am very keen on RVP as a finisher tho. It just struck me now that maybe just maybe the grand master has an ace up his sleeve with wanting RVP. As I have stated in previous articles, we have a potent finisher in Chicha and the ever improving Will Keane in the back ground, not to mention the mecurial Waza so what the need to Robin. I remember a very young small ginger haired striker starting his career at UTD and then later on been mover to the middle of the park, to go on to become one of the greatest of his generation in his new found role so is there hope from my side that Waza finds a new role for him awaiting him in the new season. We all know he has the physic,brain and vision leave alone the technical abilty to make this role his own, so why not let him express himself with the ball, let him have more time on the ball, allow him to be that influential figure that all plays are played through.
Man Utd have had a big day in the transfer market today. David Gill was in the USA for the stock business, but was quickly entering into negotiations to speed up the summer business. Apparently offers for two players have been accepted today and contract terms have pretty much been finalised. The two players are both flying into Manchester tomorrow for medicals and to sign their contract.
I can clarify that the two players are Axel Witsel and Nacho Monreal.
Benfica have accepted £24 million for Witsel and he has agreed a 5 year deal. It was initially tough as Real Madrid are also interested, but they failed to move quick enough. They made it clear that Witsel is a back up option in case they don’t sign Modric. Witsel wasn’t impressed and wants to move to Man Utd now.
Malaga are clearly in financial problems, and even though we have been linked with Isco, it was Nacho Monreal that Ferguson was eyeing up. Ferguson has been looking at left backs all summer. Baines was his top target but was too expensive. Monreal is an experience Spanish left back and Ferguson see’s him as a great addition to challenge Evra. A deal of £5.5 million has been agreed.
Ferguson is said to be delighted, especially after losing out of Lucas Moura this week. Axel Witsel is a player he has had watched for nearly 3 seasons and views him and an important addition to the squad. Witsel and Kagawa represent a terrific summer of strengthening the midfield, along with the youthful potential of Powell. Ferguson main aim was the strengthen his midfield, and he views these three as the ticket forward.
David Gill is returning from the USA tonight and will tie up the two deals tomorrow morning. He will then meet with Arsenal chief executive to finalise the Robin Van Persie deal. A deal of £19.5 million is verbally agreed but the feeling is that Arsene Wenger will try to prevent any deal taking place. This deal is still in the air but both Gill and Ivan Gazidis want to conclude the deal. Ferguson is waiting to see how things pan out, but is hopeful Gill will make it a hat-trick of signings.
I guess, it comes down to 41701 simple choice!