Robin van Persie's transfer fee has finally been revealed

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It is common knowledge to most football fans that Robin van Persie will be lining up for Turkish side Fenerbahce following his move from Manchester United.

However, one of the unknown facts from this deal was the exact price agreed between the two clubs for the services of the Dutch strikers; until now.

As seen on ESPN, the official fee for the 31-year-old has been confirmed by Fenerbahce board member, Mahmut Uslu, as £3.84 million.


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Thousands of the Turkish club's fans were in attendance at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium to welcome their latest signing, a second addition from Manchester United this transfer window after Nani completed a move two weeks beforehand.

The interview was published on the club's official website and puts an end the confusion surrounding the completion of this deal, without the formalities having been completed.

Along with the one off fee, the Turkish side will be paying Van Persie a basic annual wage of €4.9 million, with a match bonus of €20,000, capped at 40 matches, according to a club statement.

The £3.84m fee signals a heavy loss for United on the £24m they spent to sign Van Persie from Arsenal three years ago. However following Van Persie's exploits in the 2012-13 season, where he scored 26 goals to help United win back the Premier League, it will be considered money well spent.

The following two seasons were not so easy for the former Arsenal man, following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. A single season under David Moyes returned just 12 league goals in 21 appearances and not even the introduction of his compatriot Louis van Gaal could help Van Persie rediscover his goalscoring touch.

The writing was on the wall for the Premier League's 10th highest all-time goalscorer for some time after Van Gaal told the striker he was surplus to requirements during the club's annual end of season golf day.

With Radamel Falcao now a Chelsea player, after his unsuccessful loan spell at Old Trafford, United are left with three strikers on the books. Club captain Wayne Rooney, youngster James Wilson and new signing Memphis Depay.

Despite many people thinking the new addition was a wide man, he has in fact confirmed his preferred role is upfront.

United, who finished fourth last season, have been linked with a number of strikers this summer with £32.5 million rated Christian Benteke an option. Edinson Cavani could also join the Red Devil's in a swap deal that would see the club cut their losses on £59.7m flop Angel di Maria.

Whoever is drafted in, to replace Fenerbahce's new striker, Van Persie will always be remembered fondly by United fans for his role in their last title winning campaign..... The same can not be said for Arsenal fans.

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