Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has admitted that he could leave the club this summer, insisting that he is capable still cutting it at the top level, The Sun reports.
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The 31-year-old is about the enter the final year of his current deal worth £220,000-per-week, but has seen his input blighted by a series of injuries this term.
And with United yet to make any moves to extend, he has conceded that his future could lie elsewhere if he wants to prove that he can still make a contribution to a big club.
“I want to play every week at a high level at a big club,” he said.
“The club have to do some homework, so will I.
“I will take everything into consideration and weigh up what is best in this strange situation.
“This is a big boys’ world. Louis van Gaal is not the coach of Robin van Persie, he’s the coach of Manchester United.
“He has to deal with 25 players and it’s not all about me. I can handle whatever the situation is this summer.”
The Dutchman played a key role during his first season with the Red Devils, banging in 26 goals in the league in 2012/13 to first the club to the Premier League title.
However, he has since gone two consecutive seasons without lifting a trophy, and as well as hoping to contribute to the success of another top level team, he also admitted he needs to consider his family in planning his next switch.
“I’m a real family guy. It’s fantastic to see how happy my children and wife are.
“That’s something I take into consideration thinking about my future.
“Am I approaching the end of my career? Not at all. Physically I feel fantastic and I think I’ll surprise people by playing for many more years.”
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