Sir Alex Ferguson gona push to Glazer’s otherwise Van Persie play for Juventus next year
Manchester United’s pursuit of Robin van Persie has taken a bizarre twist with an Italian agent claiming that the Arsenal forward has already agreed a deal with Juventus. Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that a bid has been made for the Dutchman, but Manchester City and Juventus have also registered their interest.
Van Persie’s Agent Fabio Parisi, who is based in Milan, told Italian TV: ”Juventus want to win and he is considered the ideal addition to achieve that. I don’t think Edin Dzeko is the right player for the Bianconeri.”
With Arsenal seemingly holding firm on their estimated £25 million asking price, the chances of Van Persie staying at the Emirates would seem to be increasing. Were Manchester United to offer such a sum for a soon-to-be 29-year-old, especially given his previous injury problems, it would be a massive departure from their transfer policy.
Although Manchester United are in the race to sign the Dutchman, they face competition from Manchester City and Juventus. Van Persie has made it known that he wants to join a club with history. Which rules out Manchester City as their history has come in the last year. Juventus and United are two of the biggest clubs in the World and their history is unparalleled in their respected countries.
Robin van Persie would fit into United perfectly. He could play as the lone striker with Wayne Rooney behind him, sitting in the hole. This would almost guarantee the departure of Dimitar Berbatov but this is expected anyway. I suppose Javier Hernandez would take up the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer role on the bench and Danny Welbeck would be RVP’s replacement if he was to miss a game.
Robin van Persie would be the safer option because of his experience in the league. However Lucas is the more exciting option. In modern football we have to take risks and Lucas is quite a big risk. But that’s what Ferguson is paid for. Taking risks is his game and if he likes a player, he won’t sleep until he gets his man.
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