Robin van Persie was glimpsed in Rome Saturday, just one day after Holland was toppled by the US in a 4-3 match. Van Persie is facing an uncertain future at United with a year remaining on his contract.
Lazio’s relative confidence of securing the seasoned player who is his team’s best striker at the club next season. Their head coach said that while he respected Van Persie as one of the world’s great strikers, he is “unfortunately” not being considered. “There was never any meeting. Klose has decided to continue his adventure with Lazio, it’s a sign of his great attachment to the club and to the fans.”
Lazio, however, solidified their rise through the Champions League by coming third in Serie A this year. Robin van Persie made 25 Premier League match starts just this year, naturally making him one of the most popular targets of bookmakers offering free bets as to which squad he may end up in the future.
The footballer said that he came to Rome for vacation, rather than as some sort of covert move to Lazio. Claudio Lotito, the president of the Serie A club, said those rumors were “rubbish” and their sporting director Igli Tare that that they simply would not be able to afford the striker. This has caused a stir among those who placed their luck on free bets that he will transfer.
And now the Dutch wunderkind has swiftly had to explain why exactly he was in Rome. This year, by coincidence, injuries have sidelined him to just 10 goals in the season so far.
“All the rumours about Rome as a city are true: it is a beautiful place,” Van Persie said in an interview with Voetbal International. “I have a life away from football and I always wanted to visit Rome with my wife and this was our chance. We enjoyed it very much.”
However, all is not rosy. United said that they are not certain Van Persie will return to Old Trafford next year, since he has only scored 10 goals so far this season, the worst record for him out of the past three years. Furthermore, the 31-year-old footballer has just one year remaining on his contract with Manchester, so he may be thinking to move to a quicker team.
Champions League finalists Juventus is also rumoured to be in talks with Van Persie. Lazio, for its part, is not going to recruit van Persie, but instead is going to retain Miroslav Klose at their club.
Lazio’s sporting director Igli Tare has rejected the speculation. Lazio will not be pursuing the signing of Manchester United striker Robin van Persie this season during the transfer period, the club’s sporting director has explained. Van Persie was seen by many in Rome this past weekend, on the day after their 4-3 defeat by the United States, fueling rumours he could be set for a move to the Serie A club.
But sporting director Igli Tare has denied Van Persie met club officials while in the city and said the side trip was to keep hold of Miroslav Klose.
Robin van Persie, born 6 August 1983, is a Dutch professional athlete who plays as a striker for Manchester United and has been the captain of the Dutch national team. He began his career at Feyenoord before joining Premier League side Arsenal in 2004. He became captain of Arsenal’s red hot team in August 2011, shortly before he joined their archrival, Manchester United. He is seen by those in the sport as one of the best strikers in the world, thus making him very popular among bookmakers and free bets whenever he plays. His playing style and ability are seen by many as having a striking, pardon the pun, similarity to Dutch legend Marco van Basten’s.
This article was written by Tony Samboras who is a big fan of football. When he is not making his predictions about the latest match he writes for a free bets website based in Australia.