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Robin van Persie is close to one of the most satisfying transfers of the year 

The Dutchman is out-of-favour at Fenerbahce and seemingly on the move

Robin van Persie looks close to completing one of the most satisfying transfers you’ll read about this year. 

Reports in Holland have claimed the striker’s current club Fenebahce are willing to offload the veteran striker in January and his former flame Feyenoord are favourites to snap him up – 13 years after he originally left.


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Back in the day

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Back in the day

The 34-year-old 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 ended in 2012 when he controversially signed for 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.

Van Persie was instrumental to United winning their most-recent Premier League trophy

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Van Persie was instrumental to United winning their most-recent Premier League trophy

And after a fairly frustrating spell in Turkey, Dutch website Voetbalzone has reported that Fenerbahce want to offload RVP to make room for young Macedonian forward Eljif Elmas, who’s considered an exciting prospect at the club.


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Van Persie is also said to be keen on a move, having found himself behind Roberto Soldado and Vincent Janssen in the attacking pecking-order this season, while his contract is set to run out in the summer.

The Dutchman has endured a less-than-impressive spell in Turkey

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The Dutchman has endured a less-than-impressive spell in Turkey

If the move does materialise, 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.