Robin van Persie Reaches Agreement to Leave Turkey & Return to Former Club Feyenoord

Sunday July 30th, 2017

Robin van Persie has agreed a deal to leave Fenerbahce and sign for former club Feyenoord, Voetbal have reported.

The former Manchester United striker has reportedly accepted a one-year contract with the Eredivisie club, and the deal could be confirmed before the beginning of the season.

It will be an emotional return for Van Persie, who started his career with Feyenoord before moving to Arsenal in 2004.

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But there is still the issue of Fenerbahce dissolving the 33-year-old's contract before he can complete the move back to the Netherlands.

There could also be a stumbling block over Van Persie's wage demands, although he may be willing to take a cut to join Feyenoord.

The Dutch international scored nine times last season in the Super Lig, but injury restricted him to just 14 starts and a further ten appearances as a substitute. 

Feyenoord will be hopeful that Van Persie can replicate Dirk Kuyt should he complete a move this summer. The former Liverpool man returned to the club after nine years and proved a huge success, scoring a hat-trick on the final day of last season to secure the club's first league title in 18 years.

Van Persie has also been linked with a return to the Premier League, with Crystal Palace reportedly interested. New boss Frank de Boer, however, is believed to have opted against signing the forward.

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