Arsenal Captain Robin Van Persie: I Want Wayne Rooney Wages At Manchester United
29 July 2012
ROBIN VAN PERSIE is ready to join Manchester United... as long as his wages match the £220,000 a week that Wayne Rooney earns, Sunday Express Sport can reveal.
And it is understood that United are ready to meet the Dutchman’s pay demands if they can agree a fee of less than £20million with Arsenal.
The Gunners are asking for £30m.
The striker puts United ahead of Manchester City and Juventus as his chosen destination.
Just two things before his move to Old Trafford materialize. His club and personal term. His club wanted Man United to meet the asking price of £30m while he personally, as it was claimed, wanted a staggering £220,000 a week salary.
The player who had fantastic shooting technique will turn 29 on 6 August. It was rare for Sir Alex to sign any player on that kind of age. Of course Laurent Blanc was a different case. But RVP is a classy player who could change any game and he is at his peak right now. He still had years ahead in his career. So is he worth to sign?
He is also asking for same wages as Rooney. Reports said that Sir Alex is willing to meet his demand. So the last hurdle before signing him is his club valuation price. Sir Alex was asking lower price of £20million. Arsenal surely did not want to lose their captain easily and cheaply. But the Gunnners knew that they already resorted to lose this talismanic player. Furthermore all coaches and managers knew that there was no use to keep unhappy player. Some players will resort to rebel and play with no heart and passion. And disharmony arises at the sacred dressing rooms. This is the last thing any managers wanted.
So if RVP wanted to leave, it is going to be costly. RVP reported to say his prefered destination is Man United. Juventus and Man City are the next. This guy wanted trophies. He will be 29 but his collections almost none. Being a great name in football without trophies and titles, this would be meaningless. His last trophy was 2005 FA Cup. The year he came to Arsenal. Then that was it.
With Arsenal he earned £70,000 and he had already snubbed an offer of £130,000 a week from his current club. An offer that almost hit the ceiling of Arsenal pay structure. Man United had higher ceiling of pay structure, though cannot match his neighbor Man City, the Old Trafford could still afford to meet RVP demand.
So back to the main question, is he worth of signing? For me is definitely yes.