Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Robin Van Persie Reportedly Demanding Massive Contract
Robin van Persie wants to get paid. £10.1 million per year, to be exact.
However, Arsenal fans shouldn't give up hope just yet, because money appears to be a bigger factor than winning trophies (which is why he said he would not sign with the Gunners).
Arsenal manager Arsene Wegner still wants Van Persie (h/t Yahoo! Sports) and will make life difficult on whoever challenges Arsenal for RVP's services. Any team willing to spend such a high amount on Van Persie isn't just paying him a ridiculous salary, but they must also give Arsenal £30 million, according to The Daily Mail.
While the four teams on his list have money, they may not be willing to spend that much on Van Persie.
Now that the hunt for Van Persie is under way and he is not backing down from his large demand, and Arsenal will need the maximum transfer fee, we may see things starting to change.
We've already seen star players in other sports change their mind about which teams they want to play for (*cough* Dwight Howard), and RVP could be the next to do so.
If the issue comes down to money, I doubt that many clubs other than Arsenal will be willing to meet his demands, not to mention the extra £30 million.
RVP's decision will come down to his priorities and if he picks money then the Gunners will not only be back in the running to have him, but will be leading the chase.
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