Manchester United’s Robin van Persie looks set to leave the club and join Turkish side Fenerbahce this summer.
The Guardian reports that personal terms have already been agreed for the 31-year-old to join Fenerbahce and now a fee has to be agreed between the clubs.
While there was a little division among some Man United fans as to whether this is the right time to let Van Persie leave the club, fans were together in thanking the Dutchman on what he did in his first year as a United player.
Van Persie almost single handedly drove United towards their 20th English league title and 13th Premier League title, putting an end to years of drought for himself after spending his career at Arsenal. It really was a magnificent season from him.
Thank you so much Robin Van Persie. pic.twitter.com/tujCujBk9H
— hokay (@Nigerianscamsss) July 4, 2015
Van Persie won us the League, simple as that. Away from that, he's been nothing special. Currently watching Eric Cantona's goals on MUTV. ?
— James Stretford (@Jamesstretford) July 4, 2015
Remember when Van Persie won the premier league title by himself hahahaha, what a guy.
— El General Del Área (@ConstantRed) July 4, 2015
Robin van Persie's wages + transfer fee were a massive massive bargain. pic.twitter.com/6pDQTdoVLy
— Paul (@UtdRantcast) July 4, 2015
Robin van Persie was a short-term signing – and 26 goals in 38 games and a Premier League title in that first season shows it was worth it.
— Chris Fleming (@Chris__Fleming) July 4, 2015
Sounds like Van Persie is off to Fenerbahce. Worth all of the £24m if true just for that first year. pic.twitter.com/gUv1moComx
— MUFC Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) July 4, 2015
— Ray Rajani (@ManUtd_BITW) July 4, 2015
He might have been muted in the last two seasons but Van Persie was worth every penny of the £24m which United paid Arsenal, simply because of how good he was in his first season at the club.
It will be sad to see Van Persie go for sentimental reasons but in the practical sense, it would be logical to get his £200,000 a week wages off the books and try to sign a younger replacement who is more likely to suit Louis van Gaal‘s dynamic style of football.