Fenerbahce target Van Persie admits he could leave Manchester United

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has admitted that he could leave the club this summer in pursuit of first team football ahead of the European Championships.

The 2016 European Championships could play a major role in the Dutch striker deciding on his future.

Van Persie was quoted by the Mirror as saying: “When I signed for United, I knew these kinds of [reports] would appear. Next year is the European Championship. That tournament is going to play a big role in the choice I will make.


“I have to be in my best form. But most important is the wish of my wife and children.

“Whatever I do Bouchra, Shaqueel and Dina Layla are the highest of my priorities. They have to be happy.”

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Fenerbahçe are reported to be interested in signing the 32-year-old striker according to the Daily Star.

The Yellow Canaries have been trying to negotiate over his £10million-a-year wages and are also closely linked with another United player Nani who is expected to join the club imminently.

Van Persie was recently advised to leave United according to former Netherlands international star Ronald De Boer.

The Dutch legend cited Galatasaray star Wesley Sneijder as an example Van Persie could follow.

De Boer wrote in a column for Voetbal International“Van Persie can learn from Sneijder’s example. Wesley flicked the switch a year before the World Cup in Brazil. For Wesley, the realisation came just in time — he has extended his career with them.

“I am convinced that Van Persie can do that too. Robin can still be of great value to the Oranje.”

Fenerbahçe finished last season as runners up and booked a place in the Champions League play-off stages.