Van Persie signs for Man U

The Dutch striker will now earn 12.2 million pounds annually

Idris Akinbajo with Agency reports

 

Former Arsenal striker, Robin Van Persie is now a Manchester United player.

Van Persie, who captained the gunners last season, signed for the Manchester Club after completing his medicals on Thursday.

Manchester paid 24 million pounds to Arsenal for the player, while Van Persie will earn 12.2 million pounds a year, goal.com reports

The Dutch Striker was the highest goal scorer in the English Premiership last season, scoring 30 goals.

He had complained about the transfer policy of Arsenal; and stated his intention not to renew his contract with the club.

If Arsenal had refused to sell him, Van Persie would have left the club for free next summer.

The new Manchester United player is expected to join his new teammates immediately as the new season of the Premiership starts on Saturday.

Manchester United Coach, Alex Ferguson commended the signing of Van Persie.

“It’s great to have a player of Van Persie’s qualities coming into the squad,” Sir Alex said.


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