By Chris Wright
After seeing his role reduced gradually over the course of last season, it would appear that Robin van Persie is on the verge of leaving Manchester United for pastures anew…
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) July 4, 2015
According to the Guardian, Van Persie and his agent Kees Vos have “reached an agreement in principle” with Fenerbahce, with both the 31-year-old Dutchman’s personal terms and a four-year contract now ready to be signed off. Indeed, all that remains to be finalised is the transfer fee.
It’s also reported that Van Persie’s wife has reservations about moving to live in Turkey but has since warmed to the idea after spending last week in Istanbul.
Even though he’s now moving ever so slightly past his prime, Van Persie will represent a cracking signing for a team like Fener (what is it with Turkish sides attracting big names again all over a sudden?) and a more-than-handy £250,000 knocked off United’s weekly wage bill.