Wednesday 12 December 2018

Robin van Persie makes a return to a familiar scene as he enters the final chapter of his career

Robin van Persie returning to Feyenoord
Robin van Persie returning to Feyenoord

Robin van Persie has agreed to rejoin his first club Feyenoord after 14 years away.

The Dutch striker, best known for spells with Arsenal and Manchester United, is to terminate his deal with Turkish club Fenerbahce.

The Rotterdam side announced the news on Friday, saying Van Persie, now 34, would officially join them on Monday.

Giving a brief statement on the move, Feyenoord said: "Robin van Persie signs a contract with Feyenoord next Monday.

"Nothing stands in the way of a return of the 102-fold international to De Kuip, now that he has come to an agreement with his current club Fenerbahce about the dissolution of his contract."

Van Persie left to join Arsenal in 2004, going on to score 132 goals for the Gunners, winning the FA Cup in 2005.

He left to join Manchester United in the summer of 2012 - in a situation reminiscent of the current one with Alexis Sanchez - and was the crucial factor as United snatched the Premier League title back from Manchester City.

Van Persie, who won 102 caps for Holland and scored 22 times for Feyenoord in his first spell, has been in Turkey since leaving Old Trafford in 2015.

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