The Dutchman, who turns 32 in August, has recently admitted that his desire to start more games may play a factor in his future this summer. With the European Championships approaching in 2016, Van Persie may be tempted by a move to Serie A Champions and Champions League Finalists, Juventus.
The departure of Robin Van Persie from . Manchester United looks more likely with each subsequent day. The 31 year old endured a tumultuous year at Old Trafford, starting only 26 games and scoring a dismal 10 goals in all competitions. Van Persie fell down the pecking order as Louis Van Gaal opted to field Wayne Rooney as a lone striker towards the end of his campaign and was also stripped of penalty duties following his failed spotkick in the loss to West Bromwich Albion.
With United set to bolster their squad with a transfer spree of 200 million, Van Persie would likely be relegated to the role of an impact substitute, as situation he does not desire given the impending European Championships in 2016.
a “It is my ambition to play as many games as possible. I’m fitter than ever and I know the more games I play, the more it will help me prepare for the European Championships. You want to arrive at tournaments with match time, not as a bench sittera said Van Persie.
Van Persie has also recently revealed that he has been in touch with ex-team mate, Patrice Evra who left United to join Juventus last year.
Van Persie told the Sunday Mirror: “I still speak to my old mate Patrice. He has told me stories about how Juventus train, how hard they work and how they manage to be successfula
Juventus are one of the suitors to Van Persie’s signature and would be eager to welcome RVP to the Old Lady of Turin, where his experience and leadership would be pivotal to a Juventus team who will be looking to build on their surprising journey to the Champions League finals. A different playing style in a league with reduced physicality and pace might just be what it takes to rejuvenate a dejected Van Persie.
Italy has recently become a favored destination for ageing premier league players, with the likes Ashley Cole, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra deciding to spend their twilight years plying their trade in Serie A.