Agents, hated by football fans and managers alike. The latest twist in the RVP tale is unlikely to alter opinion of those who in many footballing folk’s eyes are the leeches of the game, taking money and players away from clubs with scant regard for the consequences.
The Mirror are reporting that the newly crowned PFA Player of ther year’s agent has held talks with Italians giants Juventus regarding a summer move, with The Old Lady reported to be willing to offer £25 million for the Dutchman as he enters the final year of his Arsenal contract.
This will come as a huge disappointment to Arsenal who are willing to smash their usually strict wage structure, that was a contributing factor towards the recent exits of previous star players, in a bid to keep hold of their star striker.
However no matter what wages Arsenal are willing to offer the likelihood is that RVP’s agent will be able to find someone willing to pay more for the 28 year-olds world class talent. Arsenal’s best hope of convincing Van Persie not to pursue the move away it appears his agent desires, is to prove the club’s ambition still remains despite the recent absence of trophies.
Van Persie still has a year a left on his Arsenal contract and could opt to simpy run down the contract and leave for free next summer, and according to the Mirror Arsenal are willing on this occassion to let this happen rather than cash in as they did with Nasri.
This would be a huge gamble by the usually prudent Wenger but if the Club’s are serious about regaining a palce amongst Europe’s elite it is a gamble they may have to take.
If Arsenal are to prove to Van Persie their appetite for succes still remains they must sign several star player, rather than up and coming talents, in the summer and allow the Dutchman to enjoy a season of enough progression next season to convince him to extend his stay.
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