The wantaway Arsenal striker finally gets his wish as he looks set to join Wayne Rooney and co at Old Trafford.
Just wow Arsenal.. why the hell would you sell to your rivals? I don't think RVP will be able to replicate his form last season, Wenger formed a team around RVP that created for him many chances
Why keep someone who doesn't want to play for the club? His first great, injury free season out of eight and suddenly he's too big for us. That's not loyalty, that's a previous lack of options. Oh well, he was a good employee last season, I hope the ones that are there now will do their jobs properly.
Yeah it was Wenger who had to put up with all his injuries. He was mediocre nearly every season except last, so Wenger must feel gutted "Why keep someone who doesn't want to play for the club?" Arsenal should sell him, but to a different league. Teams like Milan or Juventus would take him in a heartbeat.
With Nani, Kagawa, Scholes, Valencia and Rooney supplying him, my mouth is watering. Always been one of my favourite players and is a dream signing for me.
20m for a 29 yr old with just one season on his contract, who will get a bigger wage for a contract exctention , for just 2-3 years of his prime, the same 2-3 years left for Firgi. Old selfish red nose is just thinking about his legacy befor the glazers ruin the club completely
Funny people think Van Persie is not worth 20m. People have such short memories. How can anyone say their team is not better for having Van Persie in it. Showing yourselves up!
News says the deal is 24m cash for Arsenal and 200k a week 4 year deal for vPersie, that is a total of about 66m for a player who will be 30 next year. With about 0 re-sell value who gets injured often He will make the team better in the short term, but deeper debt problems
deeper debt problems!? Hahahaha Uniteds debt problems are like having a 100k mortgage on a house that is worth 300k and easily making the payments. I think anyone would like to be in that position. Debt problems hahaha you boys listen to the propaganda too much some times. As for Van Persie, I'm hearing 15m plus add ons and regardless of the price, a big chunk will be made back in shirt sales and winning trophies. As for being 29 he has only just turned 29 and he seems like one of those players that comes into their prime in their late 20's early 30's and who wouldn't want RVP and Rooney upfront as a striking partnership.
MU fans are the first to care about the debt, it is a real problem that you will only feel in the coming years. And the money should have been used on a CM player, Giggs and Scholes aren't getting younger, or an experienced defender to cover fore 34 yr Ferdenand or the injury prone Vidic, Phil and smiling still too young, don't see a problem with attack . In the PL they will be as good as always , but still not good enough for the CL.
to be honest arsenal have got the better end of the deal.. 20mil for an injury prone 29yr old is good money i worry for arsenal now though.. they've sold their 3 best players now and may lose song also
rooney, rvp, welbeck, berba and chicharito not to mention angelo henriques, we're over loaded with strikers, fergie defo doesnt want to lose on goal difference again.
I agree. I think RVP is the kind of player we need. I just feel sorry for berba Danny and Little P because if RVP and Rooney stay fit no one will get a look in. If we don't sell berba by the start for the season ide like to see him play centre mid as his passing and 1st touch is world class and he could work well sat behind the front too. Cant wait for the season to start and see untied bring back home the league. I still think we need a left back but apart from that im happy with the squad now and im sure SAF will make the team gel again.
Let's remember this number
Blame the Arsenal board for changing his mind when he had talks with them at the end of the season.
This was before they sold Fabregas and Nasri without replacing them.
Would never have predicted this transfer in a million years.
This transfer and Michael Owen a couple years ago are really shocking in retrospect. If you would've told me that we'd have signed both these players 5 years ago, I would've laughed it off as madness. I truly feel sorry for Arsenal supporters and I know how they feel as we went through the same thing with Ronaldo (although didn't sell him to a league rival) and Rooney's little saga a couple years ago. I'm excited to see what RVP can do for our attack but I really hope he isn't plagued with his usual injury problems and becomes another Hargreaves for us.
It's going to be a very interesting seasons. Battle of the "boos".
Yeah next season is going to be really interesting, can't wait for next weekend!
Whether or not United was the correct move, he'll do way better now at United than he every could a Arsenal! Expect a similar result as Cesc Fàbregas last season, instant trophies.
you mean winning a league cup?
Better than no cup I guess.
Massive statement of intent from United, never really believed it was going to happen until now.
It's gonna be fun to play with ManU on FIFA 13. That's for sure.
he's gonna cost a bomb on ultimate team!
I was thinking this too it is funny really. After the season he has had what rating will they give him? Lol i hope it is about 89 at least. He was 88 in the winter roster so I can see him being 89 for sure. Rooney will be at least 91 so maybe they daren't give him a 90 too....would seriously overpower defences in the game
RVP's rating in Fifa 13 is 88...I saw it earlier on a gamescom footage :p
YES! Cant wait to see this guy play in the Red Devils kit!
We have alot of strikers now maybe we need to off load a few the younger lads on loan.
Berbatov will be on his way, I imagine Macheda will also leave after signing Henrique.
Gutted but on the bright side, we now have 20 million to spend. Now is the time Wenger, plz plz plz just go for Llorente. Giroud and Podolski are really good but an extra attacker with immense quality won't hurt. Llorente along with a long term replacement for Sagna would actually be a perfect end to the summer transfer window
I wonder if he will stay injury free? He had one good season for Arsenal out of around nine because of injury. I wonder how Fergie will play his strikers. RVP and Rooney both drop deep and lack pace. will be interesting to see how it goes. I think Wenger (like Fergie) is very good when it comes to offloading unhappy players. This will give Podolski and Giroud more desire now with RVP gone, they won't be in his shadow all season. If Podolski plays as well as he did last season Arsenal will be ok.
Well, Good luck at Man. United and thanks for your service for the past 8 years RVP. Now I wonder who will Wenger bring in as a striker, RB, and CM. In Wenger we trust.
I'm really happy to see all the adult comments:)
It would have been awkward for him to stay at Arsenal after he shared his wishes to move to another club.
he didn't. he said he won't sign a new contract with arsenal becuz he don't think the team is good enough to win something.
well city are fucked now!
How? We still have a stronger attacking side then United. I think this guy just wanted to talk lol
how? rooney and rvp top 2 scorers for prem last season. i think this guy just wanted to reply.
Lol, nice. But your looking to the past for results in the future. Last year is gone, let's just hope RvP doesn't pull a Torres on you'll. Rooney will be on beast mode as usual, but United as a whole have to prove something this season. I'm not saying they have a lot to prove, but most fans of not all fans would consider last season a failure. As a City fan I hope it plays out to that 2 horse race like last season....
How are city fuked? lol. Sometimes big players don't do well at big clubs. Fuk persie, fuk fab, fuk henry. All money whores. Just like the women they hang with.
i agree with fuck persie and fuk fab but not henry, hes a legend, just cause he left for barca dont mean he hated arsenal, he loved arsenal and he says he wants to come back to manage cause he said he will always be a gooner and theirs a statue of henry at emrites now,that shows he loved arsenal and the fans love him
Just proves that anything that comes out of any footballer's mouth is nothing but PR. But you know what? Thank you, kind sir, for reminding me that you all are just professionals doing a job. At least now I'm better prepared for the future. *yes, I changed my name from golden_cannon*
Supports have changed their moto's. In persie we trust is gone. To persie you disgust is the new one.
Not even a supercomputer would predict such a transfer. Money mercenaries. The likes never seen before. So disappointing, oh well...
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