Man United transfers: Robin van Persie discusses Old Trafford future
Robin van Persie leaves the door open to a potential transfer away from Manchester United this summer
Robin van Persie has left the door open to a potential transfer away from Manchester United this summer by admitting that he will be looking for regular playing time in the lead-up to Euro 2016.
The Netherlands international’s future at Old Trafford has been a source of speculation in recent weeks as he enters into the final year of his Manchester United contract after a stop-start season for the striker.
Van Persie scored 10 Premier League goals under new manager Louis van Gaal but struggled with injuries for much of the campaign and only started 25 top-flight games.
Serie A side Inter Milan are reported to be among the clubs keeping taps on Van Persie’s situation at United.
And the striker’s most recent comments will have done little to quell the speculation about his future at the club.
“When I signed for United, I knew these kind of [reports] would appear,” Van Persie told ELF Voetbal. “Next year is the European Championship. That tournament is going to play a big role in the choice I will make.
“I have to be in my best form [for Euro 2016]. But most important is the wish of my wife and children. Whatever I do Bouchra, Shaqueel and Dina Layla are the highest of my priorities. They have to be happy.”
Former Arsenal captain Van Persie joined United from the Gunners back in the summer of 2012 and helped to fire Sir Alex Ferguson’s men to the title before the Scot stood down as manager the following summer.