Saturday, June 09, 2012

TRANSFER GIST: VAN PERSIE'S FATHER SAYS HIS SON WON'T MOVE TO MANCHESTER CITY, BARCELONA AND REAL MADRID

Robin van Persie's father has claimed it would be 'impossible' for the Arsenal skipper to join Premier League rivals Manchester City. 



The Holland international, currently at Euro 2012 with his country, has been linked with a move away from Emirates Stadium as he has just 12 months left to run on his current contract.


Gunners boss Arsene Wenger does not want to see his skipper and star striker depart, but the club cannot allow Van Persie  to leave for nothing when his deal expires next summer.

Manchester City have been strongly linked with a move for the former Feyenoord forward, while Real Madrid and Barcelona have been mooted as other possible destinations.

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis confirmed discussions had taken place at the end of the season and insisted the North London club would not be rushed into making any announcement on the dutch's future.

Despite Roberto Mancini’s men lifting the Premier League title last term and a number of players making the move from Arsene Wenger’s side to the Etihad Stadium in the past, Bob van Persie has ruled the possibility out for his son.

“Manchester City is not an option. It's impossible to play for another club than Arsenal in England,” he told Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo.

Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been rumoured to be monitoring the situation, but a move to either Camp Nou or the Santiago Bernabeu is not in the 28-year-old’s thoughts either.

"It's not logical to go to Barcelona. They already have Lionel Messi over there. Real Madrid also doesn't fit into the picture."

Van Persie maintains his club future will be resolved after the end of Euro 2012.

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