Turkey is an option for Manchester United striker Van Persie according to Van Hooijdonk

Turkey is an option for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie according to former Netherlands international and Fenerbahçe attacking midfielder Pierre van Hooijdonk.

Van Hooijdonk cited Wesley Sneijder as an example of a Dutch player who has excelled since moving to Turkey.

“Van Perise could remain in the Premier League but Turkey is also an option Wesley Sneijder went there and it benefitted his career there are placed outside of England as well when it comes to football,” Hooijdonk was quoted as saying on Eurosport TR.


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The future of Van Persie at Untied remains in doubt after the experienced striker struggled to hold down a regular spot in the starting lineup.

Van Persie was also recently advised to consider doing what Sneijder had done in moving to Turkey by Netherlands international star Ronald De Boer.

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.”

Sneijder has gone onto become a cult figure in Turkey since joining from Inter in 2013. The Netherlands international has won two league titles, the Turkish Cup twice and the Super Cup.

The Netherlands national team captain also helped lead Galatasaray into the Champions League quarter-finalists in 2013.