According to the always reliable Guardian, Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has agreed terms with Fenerbahce.
According to Jamie Jackson’s report in The Guardian, Robin Van Persie’s agent, Kees Vos, is currently in Istanbul finalising a deal. The Dutch striker has already agreed personal terms and is set to sign a four year deal with the Turkish giants once the two clubs agree on a fee.
It had been reported earlier in the week that Van Persie was unwilling to make the move as he did not wish to uproot his family. However, according to Jackson, RvP’s compatriot Dirk Kuyt was extremely influential in persuading Van Persie about the lifestyle and footballing culture in Turkey.
Kuyt himself moved from England to Turkey and spent three seasons in Istanbul during which he claimed the Super Lig, the Turkish Cup and the Turkish Super Cup.
Meanwhile, with Van Persie’s deal being finalised, Manchester United are set to be left with Wayne Rooney and James Wilson as their only striking options next season.
Radamel Falcao has already left the club (and since secured a loan deal with Chelsea) while returning on loan striker Javier Hernandez has broken his collarbone and is reportedly set for a move to the MLS.
What this means is that the Old Trafford giants will without question be making a mammoth signing up front before the transfer window closes and according to widespread reports, that signing is set to be Harry Kane.
Reports from Sky Sports earlier in the month confirmed that Manchester United were interested in the Spurs front man and according to The Sun on Sunday The Red Devils have now made “direct contact” with Tottenham over a potential £40m move for striker Harry Kane.
It had previously seemed unlikely that this deal would be done but with the impending departure of RvP, it now seems a distinct possibility that Hurricane Harry Kane may be togging out in red next season.