Updated: 16/08/2012 09:38 | By pa.press.net

United strike Van Persie deal

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Robin van Persie subject to a medical and personal terms

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Robin van Persie subject to a medical and personal terms

Manchester United have confirmed they have agreed a deal to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal.

The announcement comes after an intense period of negotiations and is subject to Dutch striker Van Persie passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

"Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Arsenal Football Club for the transfer of Robin Van Persie," said a club statement. "The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course."

It is not anticipated there will be any problems with either remaining part of the deal. And providing it goes through without a hitch, Van Persie could face Everton in United's opening Premier League game at Goodison Park on Monday.

No fee has been confirmed by United, although it is believed to be around the £20million mark, with further payments to Arsenal depending upon success in the future and it has been suggested Van Persie will sign a four-year deal.

The transfer represents the biggest deal United have done since Dimitar Berbatov's club record £30.75m move from Tottenham in 2008.

It comes at a time when further questions are being raised about the finances available to Sir Alex Ferguson. This will now be of little concern to the United boss, who has consistently stated how much backing he has received from the Glazer family.

Despite the presence of England Euro 2012 star Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez in his squad, in addition to Berbatov, who has been widely tipped to leave Old Trafford, Ferguson made Van Persie one of his main summer targets.

The Red Devils initially lodged a bid for the 29-year-old last month, but this was turned down by the Gunners amid further interest from Manchester City and Juventus. However, City never followed up an initial inquiry, while Van Persie made it clear he was not interested in a move to Serie A.

Having taken the unusual step of confirming a bid for Van Persie on United's pre-season tour of South Africa, Ferguson is then said to have intervened in a deal that was in danger of stalling by speaking directly with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

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15/08/2012 20:08
We have had the best of him, look at last season! he will never better that, or repeat it. Thank you for your loyal service for 8 years Robin, you did us proud (when you were fit). I am looking forward to seeing your face when we beat utd at old Trafford and especially when we do you at the Emoirates heh he he. Seriously, he was great for us last season but missing before that.
15/08/2012 19:43
Well, if true,  another great bit of buisness for Wegner. Making money again, and I don't think personally he'll be missd in as much he has other options. Of course any player of his class WHEN playing, will be missed . But he is a bit of a crock. Mind I also think credit where credit is due and deserved, Wegner switch his role and placed him as an attacker which was shrewed and profitable. Well done Wenger.
15/08/2012 20:09
The results he achieved last season where down to his team mates and his first season without injury, to sell for 20 million is a result. Arsenal seem to have replaced him already so good.
15/08/2012 20:07
every player wenger makes captain ends up leaving, please dont make vermaelen captain
15/08/2012 20:03

Good business as far as I'm concerned. Obviously I was hoping he would change his mind and stay as he is a great striker, but if he doesn't want to be at the club he wouldn't particularly useful to Arsenal anyway. Want-away players rarely perform well, so it's well done to Arsenal for making United dig into their pockets.


As long as Podolski and Giroud gel quickly, RVP's departure shouldn't make much difference. All we need to do now is move on by making Vermaelen captain, and reinvesting the money into a couple more transfers. I'm thinking M'Vila and hopefully a cover right-back for Sagna.


I have absolutely nothing against RVP, so good luck to him. One thing I will say though - regardless of whether van Persie wins trophies at United or not, he won't be remembered as a legend at Arsenal. Could have been a legend, but won't be now.

16/08/2012 01:12
So now up front they have Fatman and Robin
16/08/2012 02:11

Congrats Arsenal, you have just made Man Utd almost impossible to overtake.


What the **** were you thinking, was there really no other club interested in Van Persie?

15/08/2012 19:48
Enjoy your half a season from him united.Arsenal should have got shot years ago.
15/08/2012 20:07
awesome sale 24m for RvP is a very good price. now united stuck with an injury prone player until just shy of his 33rd birthday =) haha
16/08/2012 05:07
As a fan of Man United I have to say I'm amazed Arsenal let this happen. Surely it would have been better to sell him abroad, even for half the price than to sell him to a club you are trying to catch. It shows a real admittance from Arsenal that they are no longer challenging. The Arsenal fans on here claiming it's a great bit of business are only trying to fool themselves. You know how good he is and without him you would have been mid table last season. I do like the look of Arsenal's new additions but they still should not have strengthened a team already ahead of them. Should you end up not qualifying for the Champs league will it still look like good business? I think Wenger has slowly lost all credibility and a lot of respect, even from his own players.
15/08/2012 20:00
Thank God!!! £220k a week for a crock player... good riddance to the glory hunter, we don't need the ungrateful gobs**** anymore, Arsenal got the best out of him.
15/08/2012 19:43

good riddence JUDAS........

24 MILLION for and injury prone player good business

16/08/2012 02:14
Oh God here come the footie yobs again.  Calling each other names and saying we have the best team lol.  It's been a good 2 months without you all cluttering the roads.  
16/08/2012 00:10
Nobody should be afraid about van Persie passing a medical. It is clinically impossible to fail a United medical. #Hargreaves #Saha #Owen
15/08/2012 20:01
Could have been a good move for Arsenal given his fitness and injury problems!
15/08/2012 20:10

van persie ,,the new Michael owen of old trough ford ,once good  forever injured ,,get the physio table warmed up

16/08/2012 02:33
we don't need batman we've got robin 
16/08/2012 01:37
OMG! 23m for a player that is almost 30years,with two left feet, injury pron (like Saha) with one good seasone in almost a decade? this is terrible considering the amount of emerging and proven great players in Europe and south America.Arsenal fans should not be angry.its a great deal for you if you spend it.says a lot about manure youth policy and poor scouting pure panic buy to fool the united fans into forgeting the new york share sale.and it worked.mugs! Bring on fatman and robin if he is fit.absolute wast of money. would have been better off with Drogba for free!!! hahaha
15/08/2012 20:15

mercenary player again,money rules the premiership could turn out

to be another torres

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