La Liga giants ready to splash the cash to land Emirates Stadium striker.
Robin van Persie is a target for Real Madrid.
The Spanish giants have noted that contract talks between the 28-year-old striker and Arsenal have stalled.
The predatory Real hierarchy are well aware that if Van Persie does not agree a new deal by the end of the season, he’ll have just 12 months left at the Emirates before becoming a free agent.
He wants to be certain that the Gunners are heading in the right direction, both in terms of success on the field and the quality of signings.
Sources close to Van Persie insist he is open-minded and really hopes Arsenal can break their barren trophy-run with him as their on-feld leader.
But sentiment will not totally cloud his final decision.
And if contract talks fail, then Arsenal will be tempted to sell rather than lose the Dutchman on a free transfer in 2013.
Senior Arsenal officials are confident Van Persie will extend his stay if manager Arsene Wenger brings in a cluster of high-profile signings, with the capture of Borussia Dortmund’s exciting youngster Mario Gotze his priority.
But if that master plan fails Van Persie may decide to continue his search for major trophies elsewhere.
And that’s why Real are waiting in the wings, confident they can offer a new challenge abroad that will suit Van Persie more than anything on offer in England.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Real Madrid are apparently ready to match tentative talk of a Man City offer of £250k a week and Jose Mourinho is said to be ready to sanction a three year deal which would be worth an incredible £39m to the Arsenal captain. The La Liga side are said to be ready to offer Arsenal £35m for the in form striker next summer which means that the total outlay for such a deal would reach a whopping £74m.
This source states that a move to another English club is highly unlikely and that seems about right, the Dutchman has too much respect for Arsenal to consider moving to a Premier League rival but if the North London club fails to secure any silverware this season or at the very least a top four finish, then the 28 year may well feel that the time is right to leave the Emirates Stadium.
Gunners fans are all to aware that in Van Persie’s seven years at the club he has managed to secure just one FA Cup success, way back in 2005 and the former Feyenoord man knows that the next deal he signs, be it a new contract at Arsenal or a move elsewhere, will be perhaps his last big decision to make.
Real Madrid may be able to offer the goal machine a better chance of securing major honours and an offer of £250k a week is not to be sniffed at either. Jose Mourinho does not have a great deal of out and out striking options with only Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema as his recognised strikers with the obvious bonus of having Cristiano Ronaldo offering a huge goal-scoring presence to boot.
Van Persie is arguably a better option than the two options Mourinho currently has and therefore a move to sign the Arsenal man is not too surprising. After all the Rotterdam born forward is perhaps the most in form striker on the planet right now.
Wenger over-relies on Robin Van Persie and knows this fact all too well and the Arsenal boss will be looking to bring in big names to help convince the striker that the club has the ambition, and finances, to challenge for major honours again.
Robin Van Persie was given the Arsenal captaincy in part to reward his loyalty but if he feels that the club are not making ground on the likes of Man United and Man City, or indeed the European elite in Champions League action, then that loyalty could only run so far.