Robin van Persie’s transfer to Fenerbahce is edging closer after the club’s chairman Aziz Yildrim confirmed the deal has been completed.
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The Dutchman has been heavily linked with a move away from Manchester United all summer, with the Daily Star last month claiming Juventus were after him, and it now appears he will join the Turkish outfit in the very near future following comments from Yildrim that hint a deal has been done for the 31-year-old:
“We worked very hard, until midnight. We received five faxes, sent six faxes and finally it was finished,” he told Turkish paper Hurriyet [via Metro Sport].
“The Van Persie transfer is done and one more star has joined the Fenerbahce constellation,” Yildrim added.
Van Persie has struggled to replicate the form that landed a record 20th league title for the Red Devils in his debut season at the club following his £24m move from rivals Arsenal [via BBC Sport].
That season he scored 26 goals in the league, however his form has dipped ever since and last season he often failed to complete the full 90 minutes despite the arrival of his compatriot Louis van Gaal as manager.
Now with Van Persie’s move to Turkey imminent there will be surprise among many that his time in England has come to an end at such an early stage in his career.
This will be another exciting move for Fenerbahce, however, who also signed Nani from the Red Devils this week as they look to assemble a big-name lineup for next season.