Juventus: 3 Reasons Why Van Persie Would Be a Great Addition

John RichardsonCorrespondent IAugust 8, 2012

Juventus: 3 Reasons Why Van Persie Would Be a Great Addition

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    Robin van Persie's proposed moved to Juventus seems to be inching closer and closer with every passing day.

    The Dutchman has spent eight memorable seasons in North London, but a host of top sides are looking to snatch him away for 2012-13.

    Manchester United, Manchester City and Juve are all said to be in the hunt, but Arsene Wenger will be reluctant to sell his prized asset to any of the Gunners' immediate competition.

    With that being said, here are three reasons why Van Persie would be a great addition for the Old Lady.

World Class Striker

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    With the imminent departure of Alessandro Del Piero, Juventus certainly have a gaping hole that needs to be filled.

    The Serie A champions lack a world class striker (unless you consider Mirko Vucinic, Fabio Quagliarella, Marco Borriello or Sebastian Giovincoa to be world class), and will need a consistent goalscorer if they truly want to compete on both Domestic and European fronts this season.

    Van Persie won the Golden Boot last year with Arsenal and was prolific in both the Premier League and Champions League.

    His 36 goals in all competitions was the best single-season tally of his career, but at only 29 years old he surely still has more to offer.

Fits into Style of Play

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    While RVP is clearly a deadly goalscorer, his link up play with teammates is also out of the top drawer.

    With Andrea Pirlo pulling the strings in the midfield and Van Persie making typical cutting runs in behind the defense, Juve could be a force to be reckoned with in 2012-13.

    What makes the Dutchman such a great player is his unselfishness and his ability to create opportunities for other players.

    He knows when to pick a pass, and shoots with unerring precision when he needs to shoot.

Dutch Successful in Serie A

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    Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Mark van Bommel (ex AC Milan), Maarten Stekelenburg (Roma) and Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan) have all found success at their respective Italian clubs.

    The all-action style of play that Dutch footballers instill in their game suits the Serie A to a tee.

    I see no reason why Van Persie can't bring his hard-working mentality to Turin and dominate on a weekly basis.