Real Madrid Transfer Gossip: Real Madrid Target Arsenal Striker Robin Van Persie
According to Caughtoffside.com, Real Madrid are preparing an audacious swoop for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, who was on top form in the last season scoring 22 goals in the season. Jose Mourinho is apparently interested in the versatile centre forward and could offer as much as £30 million to secure the signing of the Dutch International.
Gonzalo Higuain's long term injury in the last season left Real Madrid with less options and had to draft former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor on loan for the second half of the striker. Mourinho will be keen to have enough depth in this department this year and could bring in another striker like Van Persie, who has undoubted quality.
However, Arsene Wenger will not sell the striker for sure considering that at present, the futures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri are still uncertain and idea of negotiating the transfer of Van Persie will not be entertained by the Gunners. Also, Van Persie is one of Arsenal's most loyal players and has stated in the past that he enjoys playing for the club.
Also, it would be doubtful whether he will be interested in a move to Real Madrid in order to win trophies considering that he has said in the past that he admires the stability of Arsenal FC and Real Madrid have had a number of managers sacked in the last decade. Though the Dutchman has won little in his career, he is one of the senior most players in the current Arsenal team and could potentially become the captain of the team if Cesc Fabregas does leave in the future.
The Dutch striker has shown loyalty to the Gunners and Wenger will be happy to have him in the squad as he is one of the best strikers in the world. Mourinho already has two excellent strikers in Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema and if he does sign a world class player like Van Persie or Sergio Aguero, it could mean that one of the two strikers could move out of Madrid, though many fans believe that both have the potential to perform extremely well in the near future.
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