Confusion Over RVP by AH
There are rumours going around today that Arsenal Captain Robin Van Persie is set to sign for Manchester United very soon.
Whether there is any truth in these rumours is yet to be known, however one thing is for sure is that Van Persie was in Germany, training with the squad. Arsenal.com showed pictures of Van Persie in training and he honestly looked quite happy, which was a good sign considering the rumours that we have recently heard that he was considering staying at The Emirates. But that doesn’t mean he will stay as reportedly Man United are the club he wishes to join anyway.
Manchester City seem to have lost interest in the Dutchman and Roberto Mancini confirmed that he doesn’t expect RVP to be wearing a City shirt come 1st September, whilst Juventus reportedly put on a deadline on any potential Van Persie deal and it doesn’t seem to be getting any nearer completion so they are looking at other targets.
It seems that the rumours started from an unexpected source, which was then picked up by other top journalists. Whether those journalists saw the story opportunity or actually know something is unknown. How reliable the original source is I don’t know but it’s highly unlikely given Manchester United and Arsenal’s transfer history. And many fans would see it as ultimate betrayal. I would rather see the Dutchman sold to City than to the Red Devils but I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens in the coming days.