Looking at the comments on the social media outlets, Robin van Persie’s possible return is much derided.
The Dutchman may be 32-years-old and has played a season in the Turkish league with Fenerbahce, but it appears that he has still a lot to offer clubs in the Premier League.
Having joined the Turkish giants only last summer for £3.4m, he seems to have fallen out with the club’s coach and is now looking for a return to the English game.
The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker has slammed his Fenerbahce manager Vitor Pereira, after claiming he cannot help his team if he keeps getting substituted.
16 goals in 31 appearances is still a good return for the skilful Dutchman, but he was finding it difficult to get a full 90 minutes under his belt.
“Fenerbahce paid a big transfer fee for me so I want to help the team,” Van Persie told Turkish website Fanatik.
“But I cannot contribute as much as I want when I am taken off each game. I cannot be efficient like this. We have to find a solution for this situation.”
In two great stints with Premier League clubs, Van Persie showed his class, The Dutch striker, his country’s all-time leading goalscorer with 50 international goals, found the net 144 times in 280 Premier League games between 2004 and 2015.
It’s clear the forward still knows where the goal is and as an attacking option at around £4m, one club will get an awful lot for their money.
Van Persie remains one of only seven individuals to have scored 30 or more goals in a single Premier League season, managing the tally with Arsenal during the 2011/12 campaign.
On the basis of his past record, it is a wonder that Arsenal fans seem dead set against their former star. Some are calling for his return to the Emirates, while others are less than pleased with that thought.
There are plenty of rumours doing the rounds concerning the player’s next destination, with Rangers in Scotland being very high among them, but it was only days ago that West Ham were thinking of taking another look at the player after a straight no once van Persie was linked to them a few weeks ago. Stoke City are also said to be interested, but nothing is concrete as yet.
Van Persie, among his many honours, won the Premier League Golden Boot twice in a row and is also a set piece specialist with a vast number of his assists coming from both corners and free-kicks.
He is also a proven connoisseur of direct free-kicks, scoring regularly for his club and country.
In short, he is worth a punt at £4m.