Turkish outfit Besiktas have confirmed that they are interested in signing Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the club's board member Yalcin Kaya Yilmaz has admitted that the club will press ahead with a move for the Dutch international if he is interested in joining them this summer.
Van Persie's long-term future, of course, has been the subject of much debate in recent time, with the player having endured a tricky couple of seasons at Old Trafford.
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After firing the club to the Premier League title in his debut campaign in Manchester, Van Persie, who earns a reported £250,000-a-week at the club, has failed to find his best form in the past two years.
And, after struggling with injury in the second half of last season, the striker found himself on the bench towards the end of the campaign under the Louis van Gaal regime.
It appears, then, that he could yet move on in the near future, with Besiktas certainly interested in his signature, despite admitting that the signing would prove a struggle financially.
Yilmaz stated: "If the conditions are right and if he also wants to come we are willing to make an offer even if it would push us to the limit financially.
"He would really get the crowd going at the Arena and sales from season tickets and merchandise alone would be able to make back our investment."
One more year
There's no doubt about it, Van Persie certainly has something to consider ahead of the 2015/16 campaign. Ultimately, he's failed to produce the goods on a consistent basis in Manchester of late, and he's certainly not getting any younger.
At the end of the day, as he approaches the latter stages of his career, he will be desperate to play week in, week out, and score as many goals as possible, as he goes on the hunt for trophy success.
But will that come at Old Trafford? In truth, the Dutchman may well struggle to secure a regular place under Van Gaal next season, especially if his form doesn't pick up. Last season, the forward often struggled in the United system, and was often left isolated on his own in attack.
Perhaps, though, the experienced striker should stick it out in Manchester - for one more season, at least. With one year remaining on his current deal at the club, he should try and play a key role in helping the club make a huge impact on both the domestic and European scene. It's crucial, though, that he ups his game - starting on the club's pre-season tour.
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