Manchester United are reportedly willing to pay out a significant part of Robin van Persie’s outstanding wages to facilitate a transfer this summer.
According to goal.com, Old Trafford officials are weighing up whether to move on from van Persie this summer amid reports that Real Madrid have registered their interest in the Dutch striker.
The Spanish giants have the option to sign Javier Hernandez permanently, but having been made aware of van Persie’s potential availability, have informed Manchester United of their interest.
But with van Persie owed the best part of £12m by Manchester United as per the remaining year of his current contract, any agreement between Real Madrid and United would have to factor this in.
The report claims United are ‘willing to make a significant contribution to his final year’s wages’ to help make a move happen.
The 31-year-old striker has struggled with injury this season, having only recently made his comeback following an ankle problem picked up against Swansea City in February.
With Radamel Falcao expected to return to Monaco at the end of his loan spell, United are expected to be on the lookout for another big name striker regardless of whether van Persie also departs.
He’s a favourite of van Gaal’s, but his age, form and fitness all count against him. Real Madrid are looking for a high quality alternative to first-choice Karim Benzema.
Hernandez was brought in to fill that super-sub role this season, but van Persie would be a considerable upgrade on his old Manchester United teammate.
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