Posted on Saturday, 4th August 2012 by Tony Merakli
Just last week, the former Gunner urged the club to get rid of the Dutch striker as soon as possible so it doesn’t interfere with the team’s preparations ahead of the new season.
You would’ve have thought we’d gotten the message by now. Evidently, Robson wants Van Persie out, and his latest comments are a clear indication of this.
The 47-year-old now believes the club must reduce their valuation for the Dutch international or he will not be sold!
Juventus, Manchester United and City have all registered their interest in the forward, with the Premier League duo reportedly making £15 million bids, while the Italian club are preparing a £20 million offer for the Dutchman.
With only one year remaining on his contract and Arsenal reluctant to sell below their asking price, it seems Van Persie may stay at The Emirates and leave on a free. However, Robson claims it would be foolish to hold on to Van Persie and insists the club should sell him, even if it is below their valuation.
He told talkSPORT:
‘At the moment it doesn’t look like anyone is willing to pay the price Arsenal are asking for Robin van Persie.’
‘Arsenal could end up being stuck with Van Persie, which some people might say is a good thing, but he doesn’t want to be there. It’s a difficult situation for the player, the club and the fans.
‘They should accept something around £12million.
‘This is a player who’s said he’s not going to sign for Arsenal again. I don’t see how it can work if a player doesn’t want to be at the club.’
£12 million for Van Persie?
The man who was named the PFA Player of the Year and picked up the Football Writers’ gong?
The man who scored 30 Premier League goals and was awarded the Golden Boot honour?
I don’t think so Robson.
Why should Arsenal lower their asking price for their star player? Ok he’s 28 and is in his last year of his contract, but Van Persie is one of the best footballers in the world and to sell him for around £12 million would be stupid. We should
If one of the three clubs mentioned above, or any other for that matter, want to sign Van Persie then they’re going to have to fork out the price we are asking for.
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