Robin van Persie could be sold to Manchester United before August 18
Ever since Arsenal striker Robin van Persie confirmed that he would not re-sign with the club at the end of the season, he was a man in high demand and instantly became the most talked-about striker in world football.
Manchester United emerged as a potential landing spot for the wantaway striker and the possible move has enthralled commentators and spectators alike throughout the summer transfer window.
However, should a move take place, how would he fit at Manchester United? Where would he play; what other players would be affected by his arrival?
Robin Van Persie is demanding £10.1million a year for his signature this summer.
The Dutchman’s agent Kees Vos met with Italian champions Juventus and revealed the Arsenal skipper wants £195,000 a week in wages. That would make Van Persie one of the highest-paid players in the world. Wayne Rooney receives £200,000 a week from United.
Manchester United Transfer News : United Prepare £32M Bid for Lucas Moura
Manchester United are preparing to make a third bid for Sao Paulo’s promising attacking midfielder, Lucas Moura.
Having had bids of around £23 million and £27 million rejected earlier this month, the club are prepared to up their offer one more time to £32 million, in the hope that this will finally tempt the Brazilian club to part with their most prized asset.
Sao Paulo director Marco Aurelio Cunha had yesterday told local publication TMW that United only needed to offer “a little more” to complete the transfer, his comments interpreted by some to be confirmation that the club were willing to sell Lucas.
The Brazilian prodigy looked very impressive when subbed on for the final 20 minutes of his country’s Olympic warm-up game with Great Britain yesterday, and United will be keen to complete the transfer before the tournament begins, in fear that his price tag may skyrocket if the player were to impress.
As well as making 15 appearances for the Brazilian national side, Lucas has played over 100 times for Sao Paulo, scoring an impressive 26 goals in all competitions.