Ex-Manchester United striker Robin van Persie was unveiled by Fenerbahce before a packed Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on Tuesday afternoon having completed his permanent transfer from Old Trafford.
The Dutch forward looks set to cost the Istanbul giants a mere £4.7 million, according to the Metro, representing a £19 million loss for United, who paid £24 million for the attacker only three years ago.
If RVP can shake off the fitness concerns that have plagued him during the last two campaigns—in which he managed only 12 and 10 goals respectively—he could prove to be a remarkable bargain for Fener.
Despite being 31, the striker should contribute superb finishing skills and invention, not to mention considerable experience.
The forward passed his medical on Tuesday morning, and was welcomed by the club on their official Twitter handle in the early afternoon. Van Persie was also paraded before the Fenerbahce fans, who were clearly delighted to welcome him to the club.
— Fenerbahce_EN (@Fenerbahce_EN) July 14, 2015
Van Persie joins Nani in Turkey, which Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has also been tipped for a move to the Super Lig.
According to the Daily Mail, the Netherlands international has agreed terms on a three-year deal which will see him pocked a reported £240,000-per-week, which represents a considerable risk and commitment for Fener considering the player’s age and recent injury record.
Louis van Gaal will also need to replace the veteran, with the United coach linked to a move for £85 million pair Edinson Cavani and Robert Lewandowski.
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