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Robin Van Persie: Why Arsenal Star Should Steer Clear of Juventus

KHARKOV, UKRAINE - JUNE 09:  Robin van Persie of Netherlands in action during the UEFA EURO 2012 group B match between Netherlands and Denmark at Metalist Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Kharkov, Ukraine.  (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
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Steve MazeCorrespondent IIJuly 24, 2012

As one of the hottest players on the market right now, Robin Van Persie has many top-notch clubs battling to sign him. One of the clubs Van Persie has shown a particular interest in is Juventus of Serie A. The following are three reasons why Van Persie should avoid signing with Juventus and stay in the Barclays Premier League.

Aging Core:

Juventus core players are growing old, so any long-term deal Van Persie signs means he soon could be the only star player on the team. While showing excellent ability during the 2012 Euro Cup, Juventus stars Andre Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon are 32-years-old and 33-years-old, respectively.

Age of the core should be a major concern for any decision Van Persie makes.

Match Fixing:

Unfortunately, recent allegations of match fixing have been swirling around the Juventus club. Anytime such strong allegations arise, most players would fear mixing themselves up in the controversy. Van Persie would be throwing himself into a complex situation that could result in sanctions.

If the match fixing scandal grows, look for Van Persie's opinion of Juventus to change.

Money:

At the end of the day, money does matter, and Juventus just can't offer as much as other clubs. Competing against Manchester United and Manchester City in a spending spree can grow dangerous, as both clubs have no fear of overpaying.

While Van Persie may be worthy of every penny he ends up signing for, he will be expensive.

With many factors involved in his decision, the three issues of an aging core, a match fixing scandal and less money should keep Van Persie away from Juventus.

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