Manchester United’s Robin van Persie will complete his move to Fenerbahce today at a contract signing ceremony at the Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium.
Van Persie arrived in Turkey on a private chartered jet on Sunday provided by Fenerbahçe and was welcomed by thousands of fans who turned out to greet the star striker at the Sabiha Gökçen airport.
Fenerbahçe have now made a total of eight transfers this season including Lille defender Simon Kjaer, Brazil international Josef De Souza and last seasons Super Lig goal king Fernandao.
The Dutch star played a key role in the Red Devils winning the 2012-13 Premier League title for a record 20th time.
Van Persie’s move to Fenerbahce was met by a mixed response from United fans so we thought we would head over to Twitter to gage the reaction on social media.
There were many tweets recalling his debut season winning the league title for a record 20th time.
That van Persie free kick against city will alway stay with me class moment that was
— Joe (@STARJ3DIWARS) July 9, 2015
Really wish Van Persie would stay 😩
— LADBrookes (@DanielBrookes96) July 13, 2015
I am sad van persie is leaving . I would have kept him for another year . A good pre season stay fit and he's a certain starter #MUFC
— Thomas Nolan (@Scouserhater) July 8, 2015
Some United fans really took the news bad including young Louis Diamond who could not hold back the tears after learning his hero had parted ways with the club.
Young Manchester United fan cries after Van Persie's departure! pic.twitter.com/FGTMjAMWdB
— Football Tweets (@FutballTweets) July 13, 2015
If Fergie stayed on for a year longer I genuinely believe we could still have the Van Persie of 12/13 season
— Josh (@JoshMUFC_) July 12, 2015
Oh Van Persie,would've loved it if you stayed but think it's best for both the parties.
— Saurabh (@TheUnited_Way) July 8, 2015
I expected van Persie to stay at United till the end of his career especially with LVG there..
— Tom♠️ (@Tom_Pinfield) July 12, 2015
Retweet if you want Robin van Persie to stay at Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/0anNps54yV
— Red Devils (@TrueRedDevils) July 8, 2015