Transfer move nearly complete as Robin van Persie hunts for homes in Manchester
It seems like Robin van Persie is about to sneak out of North London for the Eastlands. The Arsenal captain Robin van Persie was spotted house-hunting in Cheshire today.
This news means Manchester United and Manchester City are most probably facing off in order to win the rights of the world class striker. Both clubs have already shown their intent to sign in Robin van Persie. Therefore, it’s just a matter of time before The Flying Dutchman puts pen to paper with one the two clubs.
According to reports, Manchester City is leading the race to win Robin van Persie’s signature, which is mostly because of the humongous increment they are offering in Robin van Persie’s salary.
The 28-year-old Netherlands international is currently making around £100,000 per week with Arsenal. If Robin van Persie signs in for Manchester City he would be making as much as £250,000 per week.
Robin van Persie claims he will join any club which is in contention to win silverware. However, the monetary factor is also playing a huge factor in his transfer move.
Robin van Persie is edging towards a move to Manchester City because the Eastlands are the hot favorites to win the English Premier League title next season. Manchester City also appears to be a strong competitor for Champions League trophy next season.
If the former Feyenoord striker is looking for houses in Manchester then chances are Robin van Persie will decide to team up with the Rising Blue Moon.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is desperate to re-sign Robin van Persie. The Dutchman leveled Alan Shearer’s record for the most goals scored in a calendar year last year and won the Golden Boot in the English Premier League last season.
Robin van Persie has been in magnificent form for Arsenal during the last couple of seasons. Last season, Robin van Persie scored 37 goals and provided 15 assists in 48 games.
Sources have revealed that Robin van Persie has already packed his bags and is planning to move away from the Emirates as soon as possible. Losing Robin van Persie could bear heavy on Arsenal after all he became a one man army to rejuvenate Arsenal into the Top 3 of English Premier League last season.