Robin van Persie’s impending transfer to Manchester United from Arsenal is a good deal for both clubs involved.
After a month of speculation the transfer of Robin van Persie is on the verge of coming to an end as Arsenal and Manchester United come to an agreement on the sale of the player.
In a deal for £24 million, believed to be £22.5 with £1.5m add-on’s, Arsenal look to have done well. When you think that the player is in the last year of his contract and his age, £24 million is a good deal. United will be hoping that he and Rooney will be able to link up quickly and if they both can stay fit Manchester United will have a very dangerous front line. If you add Valencia, Nani and Young into the mix then United will have on of the most dangerous attacks in the Premiership.
United fans will be looking forward to the start of the season with the signing of Robin van Persie and will be looking forward to see him in the red of Manchester United and not that of Arsenal. How van Persie will fit into the United team is one that many will be interested to see as he and Wayne Rooney operate in a similar role. How Sir Alex Ferguson is going to fit both van Persie and Rooney into the first team is one that the Scotsman is going to enjoy.
Arsenal fans will be hoping that Wenger will use this money to bolster his squad, but with 3 big signings already having come in, he may well be more interested in more departures than more arrivals. With the transfers of Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla totalling around £37 million, the transfer of the Arsenal captain will most likely be used to offset these as will the transfers of Nicklas Bendtner, Andrei Arshavin and Chu-Young Park if they happen. Having seen how well Cazorla, Giroud and Podolski linked up with the Arsenal team in the pre-season friendly against Cologne last Sunday, it looks like like without Robin van Persie wont be as bad as many first thought after van Persie released his statement of intent to leave Arsenal.
Like any transfer we will have to wait and see how all this works out for both clubs, but at the moment it looks like this is a good piece of Business for both clubs, which is something rare to say in modern football.