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The Robin van Persie transfer saga could soon come to a fruitful end for the striker as the Mirror reports that Italian Champions Juventus are prepared to make a big-money offer for the Arsenal skipper. The Dutch hitman had started a three horse race between Juventus, Manchester United and Manchester City for his signature after deciding against signing a new contract at the Emirates after the Euros.
The talismanic striker is set to continue the unwanted tradition of key Arsenal players leaving in the summer as a whopping Â£70 million offer from Juventus is believed to be on the cards. It would serve the purpose of providing the club a Â£20 million fee, which the North London club are expected to accept as RVP has only a year left on his contract. Also, the explosive Dutchman would be delighted with the Â£190,000 per week after tax wages on offer, in addition to a 5-year contract which will see him remain with Juventus well past his 33rd birthday.
Juventus are desperate to land a proven goal-scorer to spearhead their attack seeing AC Milan run them close for the title despite them not losing a single League last game. The defence had done their part well throughout the season, only to see their wasteful attack almost blow their chance away. And they see Van Persie as that marquee signing that would turn them into a force to be reckoned with even in Europe.
It is highly unlikely that either of the Manchester clubs will match, much rather improve upon the projected offer by Juve as neither of them can afford to spend such big money right now. Manchester United are hardly expected to risk a chunk of their wealth on a player who is nearing 29 and consistently hampered with injuries after bearing the consequences of signing Owen Hargreaves. Also, Manchester City must sell before they can buy, a task they have been unsuccessful in till now.
The Old Lady of Turin could well steal the march if they table the Â£70 million offer as the Gunners would rather see their star join an Italian club rather than ply his trade in the Premier League with either of the Manchester clubs. Also, it would offer Van Persie a new challenge and save him from being branded a 'traitor' by the Arsenal fans and followers, making the move a win-win for all parties involved.
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