Man Utd fan crying over Van Persie departure will be reunited with hero on Friday

Fenerbahçe fans started an online campaign to raise $2000 so that the Diamond family can travel to Istanbul and watch Robin Van Persie play for his new club back in July.

The club responded to the campaign by reportedly inviting the family to Istanbul for Fenerbahçe’s opening game of the season against Eskişehirspor on Friday 14 August according to the Hürriyet.

Louis Diamond became an internet sensation when a clip of the young United fan crying over the transfer of Van Persie was confirmed.

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Speaking to Manchester Evening News at the time, Louis’ father Sam said: “We had to let him know before bed. He had had a long day so he was quite tired and he just burst into fits of tears.

“As cruel as it may seem I couldn’t resist getting the phone out. My wife and I can’t wait to show it to him in 10 years time when he can laugh along to it.”

The report claims that Diamond Louis and his family will have flight tickets, accommodation and match tickets paid for.

Van Persie completed his move from United to Fenerbahçe last month and signed a three-year deal in-front of 18,000 fans at the Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium.

The 32-year-old will make his league debut if he recovers in time for the opening game.

The Dutch star became the second United player to join the Yellow Canaries within the space of a week following the transfer of Luis Nani.

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