Transfer Balls: Robin Van Persie’s inner child demands £12m from Manchester United and love in Fenerbahce
It was only on June 14 that the Mirror reported: “Robin van Persie will fight for his Manchester United future.”
But not that determined.
According to the Guardian, Van Persie and his agent Kees Vos have “reached an agreement in principle” with Fenerbahce, with both the 31-year-old Dutchman’s personal terms and a four-year contract now ready to be signed off. Only the transfer fee is up for negotiation.
But United will hardly be asking the earth for the ageing, talented crock who costs them £250,000-a-week.
And, in any case, RVP will do it for love. This is Robin Van Persie, the player who rejected Arsenal to sign for Man United in 2012, a move he heralded with this memorable comment:
“I always listen to the little boy inside of me in these situations – when you have to make the harder decisions in life. What does he want? That boy was screaming for Man United.”
Arsenal fans cocked an ear. They heard a child speak: “I want 250-000-a-week pocket money,” it screamed. “I want it, want it, want it! I hate you. I never asked to be born. What don’t you just die and then I can have all your money and silver?”
Now we read in the Express:
Manchester United star wants £12million pay out as he digs his heels in over Turkey move. Dutch striker has reportedly agreed to join Turkish giants Fenerbache, but wants a parting gift of £12million before he agrees to move on, The Mirror claim.
A £12m “gift”? That inner child comes across as charming chap, doesn’t he.