Arsenal's Robin Van Persie has been sold to Manchester Utd.
Arsenal have agreed terms to sell their captain Robin van
Persie to Manchester United, the two Premier League rivals said
on their websites today.
The Dutch striker, voted the league's player of the year last
season, will travel to Manchester today to discuss personal
terms and complete a medical ahead of the proposed move to
No financial details were immediately available from the
clubs. Media reports said United would pay £24 million pounds
for Van Persie who is poised to sign a four-year contract
The 29-year-old, who had also attracted interest from the
Premier League champions Manchester City and Juventus, said
last month he would not extend his contract at Arsenal. He
had one year left on his deal after eight years with the
Van Persie scored 37 goals last season as Arsenal finished
third in the league and reached the last 16 of the Champions
League. But the club have not won a trophy since the 2005 FA
Cup final defeat of United.
At Old Trafford Van Persie would link up with England striker
Wayne Rooney as Alex Ferguson's team try to take the title
back from their city rivals. United have made only one major
signing since the end of last season, Japan midfielder Shinji
Kagawa joining from German champions Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was keen to avoid a repeat of
the tumultuous start to last season when protracted transfer
speculation swirled around their then captain Cesc Fabregas
and his fellow midfielder Samir Nasri.
Fabregas moved to Barcelona in mid-August and Nasri was sold
to Manchester City nine days later. Before the end of the
month Arsenal had suffered an 8-2 hammering by United at Old