Robin van Persie set to join Fenerbahce

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has reportedly agreed terms with Turkish outfit Fenerbahce on a potential four-year deal. If the move goes through, Van Persie will be the side’s seventh signing of the summer.

It is understood that the Dutchman’s agent has been in Istanbul for the past few days to negotiate a fee with the Super Lig club, which finished second in the league last season.

When fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal became United’s manager last summer, Van Persie appeared to be the favourite to wear the captain’s armband and was expected to continue firing in goals at the rate he had during the World Cup in Brazil and in previous seasons at Old Trafford.

However, Van Gaal chose Wayne Rooney to leave the team, and the 31-year-old made only 27 appearances for the Red Devils. Van Persie ended up serving somewhat as a substitute for Radamel Falcao, whom Van Gaal did not sign permanently after the Colombian’s disappointing loan spell with his side.

The Dutch striker scored 22 Premier League goals in the past two seasons, struggling through injury to recapture his form.

However, Fenerbahce have confidence in the forward, who could join United teammate Nani in Istanbul if the winger signs a contract with the club following his medical on Sunday.