Here’s one for all of you romantics out there.
Robin van Persie – who’s currently on the books at Turkish side Fenerbahce – looks increasingly likely to complete a lovely homecoming to his very first club.
According to reports in L’Equipe, the 34-year-old is highly expected to rejoin Dutch champions Feyenoord this month – some 14 years after he originally left.
With just six months left on his contract at Fenerbahce, manager Aykut Kocaman is keen to offload the forward who’s suffered an injury-ravaged couple of months.
Van Persie himself will also be hoping for the move to go through, as Roberto Soldado and Vincent Janssen are currently ahead of him in attacking pecking-order at the club, even when he is fit.
If the move does happen, then he wouldn’t be the first former Feyenoord favourite to return to the club after a lengthy absence.
Ex-Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt joined the side in 2015 after nine years away, and helped them win the Dutch title last season – their first since the 1998/99 season.
RVP made his professional debut with the Rotterdam-based club back in 2001, before moving to Arsenal in 2004.
His relatively trophy-less spell in North London (sorry, Arsenal fans) ended in 2012 when he controversially joined Manchester United, where he became an instant fan favourite by helping them win their 20th league title in his first season, scoring 26 goals in the process.
But he soon fell out of favour under Louis van Gaal and was sold to Fenerbahce in 2015.
Is Feyenoord next?
We certainly hope so.
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