Apparently, all the talk of Juventus not having enough money to battle with Manchester United and Manchester City for the services of Robin van Persie hasn’t been accurate, as the Italian champions are prepared to launch a bid that will beat any offer from the Manchester clubs, also planning to make him the highest paid player in the Serie A.
While it seems that Van Persie, seeing that Juve weren’t up financially for the transfer and Manchester City currently not making any moves, has made his own decision to opt for Manchester United, Juventus’ Giuseppe Marotta, the club’s general manager has sat down with Van Persie’s representatives and has made certain promises.
According to Marotta, Juventus will outbid both English clubs for the services of the Dutch striker, currently saying that they’ll make a £20 million offer for RVP. Secondly, Juventus will make this deal worth £70 million altogether, offering the striker a wage, after taxes, of £10 million a season, or £190,000 a week on a five-season contract.
The promise of Roberto Mancini to launch impressive bids in the coming days for certain players should have both United and Juventus rather worried, because no matter what Marotta says, it’s hard to see them competing with something like a £30 million bid from the richest club in the Premier League, although it’s hard to see anyone offering that kind of money.
Arsenal know that because of Van Persie’s contract status, age, injury history and the fact that he’s made it clear he doesn’t want to continue playing for the club, it’ll be hard getting maximum money for the Dutchman. Arsene Wenger prefers that the club accept the Juventus offer, if it comes down to choosing between the the three, but if they won’t be able to match the projected higher bids from both Manchester clubs, he’ll have to see RVP playing against him twice a season in the Premier League.
The Van Persie saga has been going on for about a month now, announcing to everyone he won’t be renewing his contract with Arsenal, running out in 2013, after the disappointing performance and early exit with the Netherlands from Euro 2012. Since then it’s mostly been speculation and talk, but things are narrowing down to a certain direction.
Arsenal won’t make the mistakes of last season of waiting till the season started to actually sell Nasri and sign players at the last moment. Wenger has already made a few signings to ensure the disastrous beginning from a year ago won’t be repeated.