15 Jul 2015

Manchester United yet to agree fee for Van Persie, despite being unveiled by Fenerbahce

Manchester United have still not agreed a fee with Fenerbahce for the transfer of Robin van Persie even though the striker has already been unveiled by the Turkish giants, according to Press Association Sport.

Van Persie flew to Turkey on Sunday before completing a medical the following day and then signing a three-year contract.



The 31-year-old then appeared at a grand unveiling ceremony at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul on Tuesday.

Thousands of fans gathered outside Fenerbahce's stadium to welcome the striker and the player spoke of his delight at joining the club, but United have yet to confirm the transfer.

Press Association Sport reports that the deal has not been completed yet as both teams have yet to agree a fee.

United do not expect to receive a big sum for the Dutchman given that he turns 32 in three weeks' time.

A figure of around £5 million has been mooted for the forward, who scored just 10 goals for the club last term.

When Fenerbahce signed Nani from United last week, the Turkish side had announced the details of the deal, including the fee, prior to the signing ceremony, but there was no such announcement for the Van Persie deal.

United are on the lookout for a replacement for Van Persie.

Press Association Sport reports that Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani is on their radar and the club retain an interest in Tottenham striker Harry Kane, even though they realise it will be extremely difficult to prise him away from White Hart Lane.

Robert Lewandowski has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford but the striker's agent has been quoted as saying it would cost at least €50m (£35m) to persuade Bayern Munich to sell his client.

Currently the only fit senior striker that manager Louis van Gaal has at his disposal for the preseason tour of the United States is Wayne Rooney.

James Wilson, 19, is viewed as a bright prospect, but has yet to prove he is worthy of a regular first-team place.  


Credit: ESPN

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