The 31-year-old former Arsenal star has one year left on his current United deal and Louis Van Gaal is ready to cash in on him now, rather than letting him leave for free at the end of next season.
United chief Ed Woodward will listen to offers for Van Persie and will sell to whoever is willing to pay the most for his services, according to the Daily Star, and so Tottenham would have the green light to make a move should they wish.Embed from Getty Images
With both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado misfiring, their time at White Hart Lane is surely drawing to a close, and both have been linked with moves away from the club this summer.
Harry Kane has burst onto the scene and netted his 30th goal of the season at Newcastle on Sunday, but Spurs can’t afford to rely solely on the England youngster to fire them to success.
An experienced head is needed, and one with Premier League experience would be ideal so that a Soldado-type flop doesn’t happen again.Embed from Getty Images
Van Persie ticks both of those boxes, and he is suited to playing as a lone striker – the system Mauricio Pochettino uses at Spurs.
His Arsenal history would leave some fans skeptical, but Spurs fans would love to have a former Gunner arrive and fire them back into top four contention after another season looks set to end in disappointment on that front.
Loyalty to Arsenal is clearly not at the top of Van Persie’s agenda as he jumped ship to Premier League rivals United and helped them win the title in his first season, scoring 26 league goals in 38 appearances.Embed from Getty Images
Injuries didn’t affect him that year but they have been an issue for large chunks of it at Arsenal and now at United as he has missed the last two months with an ongoing ankle problem.
The Dutchman has been linked with a move to Juventus, as well as a return to Dutch side Feyenoord but if Spurs want him, then now is the time to make a move.
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