Vincent Kompany has described Arsenal striker Robin van Persie as a "great player" and believes he would improve Manchester City, or any other squad.
Roberto Mancini's side have been heavily linked with a move for the 29-year-old although reports now suggest Manchester United are in pole position to sign the Dutch striker.
"It's very easy to say you want to play next to Robin van Persie," Kompany told Sky Sports News. "He's a great player. He's proved it so many times last season and any team he would play for he'd make it stronger."
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