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Robin van Persie’s transition into golden oldie continues with new position

Robin van Persie lined up in midfield when Feyenoord took on Heracles in the Eredivisie

Robin van Persie is back where it all began.

The 34-year-old is seeing out his playing days at Feyenoord, where he’s already scoring trademark left-footed beauties.

His transition into a veteran took another important step today when he lined up in the centre of midfield.


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It just looks so perfect

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It just looks so perfect

If ever a striker was born to eventually play in midfield it’s RVP.

The left foot. The technique. The Dutchman is a helmet and pads away from being an NFL quarterback.

He took his place in midfield alongside former Aston Villa schemer Karim El Ahmdai and Dutch international Tonny Vilhena.

A pleasingly maverick number

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A pleasingly maverick number

Feyenoord’s attacking trio have been in good form this season.

Only PSV Eindhoven’s Hirving Lozano has more goals than Feyenoord forward Steven Berghuis, who’s scored 12 times in the league and added a further eight assists.

Central striker Nicolai Jorgensen has only scored seven times but the Dane’s aerial power makes him a valuable asset.

There’s something on your wrist

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There’s something on your wrist

So for now RVP will have to make do with a place in midfield.

An you won’t find us complaining about it.

There’s no better site than a golden oldie running the game from the middle of the park.

Get the deckchair out.


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