Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has hinted at a possible exit after claiming that with the club likely to spend another A?200 Million this summer, he cannot afford to be a bench-sitter as he prepares for Euro 2016.
After making an immediate impact following his arrival from Arsenal under Sir Alex Ferguson, Van Persie has endured two difficult seasons and looks like he is on his way out of Manchester United with the club keen to sign a new striker this summer. Van Persie believes that Louis Van Gaal will spend heavily this summer in order to assemble a squad fit to win titles, a move that is likely to leave him on the bench.
“United spent A?200m on players last year and they are going to spend another A?200m this summer so we will have a team that can compete for the title.a
With one eye on the upcoming Euro 2016, Van Persie is ready to sacrifice his place at Manchester United in order to move to a club that is likely to provide him with enough game-time.
“You want to arrive at tournaments with match time, not as a bench sitter.a
Hinting at a possible move to Juventus, Robin Van Persie praised Patrice Evra for showing that there are a there are many ways to be successfula following his move to the Italian side. With Evra representing Juventus in the Champions League finals against Barcelona, Van Persie believes that a similar move could provide him with a new lease of life.
Statistics indicate Robin Van Persie’s sharp decline under David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal as the striker struggled with a string of injuries and a run of poor performances. Scoring only 22 goals in his previous two campaigns, it seems that Robin Van Persie could indeed do with a change of location in a bid to rejuvenate his career.