There was a point in time when Robin van Persie was considered to be one of the best attackers in the world of football but the Dutchman has been experiencing a downfall as he is playing with the Turkish outfit Fenerbahce and has not managed to perform at the high level that he did not too long ago.
Robin van Persie proved that he still has what it takes to perform at a world class level even at a fairly elevated as he scored a sublime goal in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup after connecting with a cross and chipping the ball past the likes of Iker Casillas.
This goal was so breathtaking that it was nominated for the FIFA Puskas Award as the Dutch attacker defied gravity with a flying header that somehow managed to find the back of the net.
The 32 year old attacker still continues to score goals at a fairly consistent as he has scored 22 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions for Fenerbahce but there have recently been reports and rumors going on suggesting that the player isn’t happy in Turkey and that a possible move another club is possible.
One of the clubs that has shown serious interest in signing Robin van Persie is Stoke City. It’s rumored that Mark Hughes is trying to secure a loan deal for at least 1 season with the Dutch player but one of the main problems that comes with signing a high profile and caliber player such as Robin van Persie are his wages, he is currently earning around £240,000 each week and this is a substantially high price for a club that isn’t known for splashing out cash in players.
Saido Berahino is another summer target of Stoke City’s Mark Hughes and it’s believed that an offer in the region of £20 million has already been launched. The Welsh manager of the Premier League club is planning and hoping to reinforce the attacking department of his team and these players are being viewed as potential signings.