Seemingly upset with his current role with Fenerbahce in the Turkish Super Lig, former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie appears poised to move back to his old stomping grounds as soon as the January transfer window comes along.
According to the Metro, Van Persie plans to rejoin Feyenoord – his first club from 2001 to 2004 – on a transfer at the earliest possible time, and reportedly stated that he is unhappy riding the bench in Turkey.
“To be honest, I am not very happy at this moment,” Van Persie reportedly said.
“I was not happy that I started on the bench. I am fully fit, physically very well and able to play for 90 minutes.”
Van Persie earned the attention of Arsene Wenger after his three seasons in Eredivisie, but became an international superstar during his eight-year stay at Emirates Stadium and three-year stint with Manchester United.
The Dutch star scored 38 goals for the Gunners in the 2011-12 season, winning the Golden Boot in the process. After refusing to sign a new contract with Arsenal and moving to Man United, he scored another 26 goals in the 2012-13 season and his second Golden Boot, making him the only player in Premier League history to win back-to-back Golden Boots between two clubs.
After the 2014-15 season, Van Persie had a falling out with manager Louis van Gaal and accepted a transfer to Fenerbahce.
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