Robin van Persie has moved a significant step closer to leaving Manchester United by agreeing personal terms with Fenerbahce.
This is according to the Guardian, who understand the Dutch striker is ready to sign a four-year deal with the Turkish giants.
Van Persie’s agent, Kees Vos, has been in Istanbul for the past two days and an agreement has now been reached.
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Manchester United appeared to have little interest in renewing the contract of Van Persie following two injury-plagued years at Old Trafford.
The 31-year-old was reportedly content to see out the final year of his contract, knowing he would be the club’s second-choice striker behind Wayne Rooney, because his family were settled in Manchester.
United likely to agree to transfer
Van Persie’s wife initially had reservations about the idea of moving to Turkey, but has now warmed to the idea after spending last week in Istanbul.
It’s believed Van Persie’s former international teammate Dirt Kurt, who spent the past three years with Fenerbahce, helped convince the former Arsenal captain to accept a move to the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium.
If Fenerbahce can agree a fee with Manchester United, Van Persie will become the second Red Devils’ star to join the Turkish outfit this month, with Nani also poised to complete a move to the club.
Manchester United fans will remember Van Persie fondly for his extraordinary debut season following his shock £24 million move from Arsenal in the summer of 2012 - but the Dutchman, who believes he can play on until the age of 40, has not been the same lethal player since Sir Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford.
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