In news that hit the Football Transfer Tavern late last night, despite hearing that the bookies had suspended betting on Robin van Persie joining Fenerbahce at the weekend, they were still somewhat stunned to hear that a four-year deal now has been agreed with the Turkish side.
Signed from Arsenal in highly controversial circumstances back in 2012, his debut season of 2012/13 was the only real standout season he enjoyed at Old Trafford, claiming his very first Premier League title under Sir Alex Ferguson of course.
Fully expecting to spend more time under the tutorship of Sir Alex, ever since that season, the Dutchman has endured something of a steady decline with Red Devils fans having expected to get far more out of their £22.5 million signing.
Succumbing to the all too familiar problem with injuries, van Persie is walking away from the Premier League as a player who in truth, should’ve won a lot more in his time spent in England; after all, he arrived way back in 2004!
The news concerning van Persie has got our Tottenham regulars worried because with just Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez remaining as recognised first team strikers, perhaps this means United are serious in their intentions to land Harry Kane this summer.
With Carlos Bacca, Jackson Martinez and Luiz Adriano already snapped up and the likes of Mauro Icardi opting to extend his stay at Inter Milan, top class replacement strikers are in short supply this summer so United fans will be hoping that Louis van Gaal has something up his sleeve.
Before that however, we’ve listed five more Red Devils players who could end up following van Persie out of Old Trafford this summer.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 players to follow van Persie out of Manchester United this summer.