Robin Van Persie has signed for Manchester United from Arsenal for a reported £22 million transfer fee (only £15m up front) subject to a medical and personal terms being agreed. One of the most eyebrow raising transfers of all time is now official, Van Persie is now a Manchester United player. Sir Alex Ferguson will see this as a massive triumph after seeing over challenges from Serie A champions Juventus and most importantly Manchester City. The Dutchman notched up thirty league goals last term and the prospect of lining up with Wayne Rooney should have most Reds licking their lips.
Manchester United released the following statement earlier this evening:
Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Arsenal Football Club for the transfer of Robin van Persie.
The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course.
Van Persie is expected to travel to Manchester tomorrow to finalise the deal and be unveiled as a United player once the medical is complete. United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on November 3rd, whilst travel to the Ducthman’s former home ground on the 27th April 2013. Both ties are a mouth watering prospect.