Italian paper claims Robin van Persie is on the verge on joining Lazio

Italian newspaper Il Messaggero is claiming that Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is set to secure his exit from the club and will link up with Serie A giants Lazio this summer.

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Many believed that under Louis van Gaal the Dutch striker would be able to excel and fire the club back up the Premier League table, only to see him struggle to fight his way back from a string of injuries.

With United keen to add more firepower to their frontline, van Persie’s future has come under some serious doubt.

An unlikely switch to Real Madrid has been talked about, while there have been strong links with a move to Fenerbahce in recent weeks, but it now appears that he could be on the verge of a switch to Lazio.

United have been linked with a move of their own for Lazio’s Felipe Anderson, and though the Brazilian is keen to stay in Rome to help his current side navigate the Champions League next term, the Red Devils will be hoping that offloading RVP to them will help them in their negotiations.


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