Just weeks ago, the fierce battle for Robin Van Persie’s signature was reaching its climax as some of Europe’s biggest clubs began increasing their offers already worth tens of millions of pounds. But now, much to Arsene Wenger’s relief, the excitement has disappeared, leaving behind just one suitor: Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ferguson has already missed out on a number of potential buys this summer, including Moura and Hazard, leaving him frustrated and disappointed. But, as the Manchester United boss revealed, there’s still one more player that the Red Devils have yet to miss out on, and Ferguson appears ready to do everything he can to make sure United land their final target.
“We have made a bid and they’ve been trying to negotiate with other clubs. I don’t have a gut feeling on it at the moment, I must admit. We’re not getting any breakthrough with Arsenal.”
“It’s difficult to say why they’re operating this way. I don’t know what their thoughts are because they’re not giving anything away.”
Sir Alex says that despite Wenger’s ‘difficult’ attitude, Manchester United will continue to fight for the signature of Robin Van Persie.
“We just have to persevere. We are trying our best and hopefully it will come our way but there’s no progress at this moment in time.”
Robin’s previous suitors have apparently come to the conclusion that Arsenal’s brilliant 29-year-old just isn’t worth it. Roberto Mancini has confirmed that he and his staff have finally grown tired of fighting with Wenger over the Dutchman, while sources at Juventus say I Bianconeri have decided to pursue other projects.
Arsenal’s stubborn manager seems determined to hold on to his prized player, but with Robin’s window of escape closing fast, Wenger may be left with no choice but to fold and bid his captain farewell.